Ordering GIS Maps and GIS Digital Data

Plumas County GIS will provide hard copy maps produced from its GIS data for a fee depending on the request (no cost for digital existing maps). All fees are based on the costs to produce custom data, duplicate existing data, and distribute the requested information.  GIS data (in shapefile or geodatabase format) is no cost if delivered digitally to the recipient.  

How to Order

To request a published map, custom map, or digital data, please fill out, sign, and return the GIS Data Request order form (link below). Recipients must sign the Data Use Terms agreement to acknowledge their understanding of our use restrictions. The order form may be downloaded from this web page or is available at Planning and Building Services located at 555 Main Street, Quincy. 

To receive an order form by mail or fax, you may call Plumas County GIS at (530) 283-6420 or email GIS to request an order form. Electronic delivery of standard non-customized digital data (e.g., email, FTP upload) is free of charge

For data requiring a fee (such as requesting data on a CD/DVD, any printing required, and/or shipping costs), Plumas County will accept cash, checks, and money orders (no credit cards are accepted). Checks and money orders should be made payable to the County of Plumas. Do not mail cash.

Download Data Order Form

The order form is in a form-fillable PDF format and requires Acrobat Reader or the Acrobat plug-in to view and print. The reader and plug-in are free to download from the Adobe web site.

Download the GIS Data Request Order Form here.
(NOTE:  If you will be viewing and filling out the above PDF GIS Data Request Order Form via a mobile device, please download the Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile app for either iPhone or Android here.)

Important Notes

Custom Data or Project-Specific Map Production:

The development of custom digital maps and/or databases requiring data creation, analysis or manipulation of existing data for planning or project-specific purposes is available; however, custom data production work will only be undertaken if staff time is available. Requests are filled by mutual agreement between the County and the customer. To inquire, please contact the GIS Division at (530) 283-7011 to discuss your request.

Priority Policy:

When multiple requests for spatial data are received from different organizations in the same time period, staff will respond to requests in the following order:

  1. County Departments
  2. Public or Non-Profit Organizations
  3. Private Organizations or Individuals

Note The County of Plumas reserves the right to refuse requests for electronic data products or services that may unreasonably interfere with the ongoing operations of the County by requiring an inordinate diversion of County manpower, materials, or equipment use or would necessitate utilization of an outside contractor.

Additional Information about FREE Maps and GIS Data - Check out our GIS Map Gallery to view and download County maps for FREE.

A selection of GIS data is available on this site for free download in KML format. Go to the Interactive GIS Data to Download site.