A Geographic Information System (GIS) is an organized collection of geographic data, computer hardware, and software designed to efficiently capture, store, update, analyze, and display many forms
of spatially referenced information.
A GIS can also be described as a powerful tool that is used to answer complex questions concerning locational conditions, trends, patterns, and modeling.
Over the last decade, the Humboldt County Planning Division has developed and used GIS data and software with the goal of supporting current planning and the General Plan Update. Recently, this effort has expanded significantly to include support for a multitude of countywide needs involving most county departments as well as many Federal, State, and
County Planning Division has
collected and developed vast amounts of GIS data that has proven to be
very useful in, among many other applications, the General Plan Update,
County Fire Plan, and Current Planning support. During the
development of these data sets we charged for data we considered
preliminary drafts. We have decided at this point that the data sets are
sufficiently developed to be considered public records. We will
therefore be making them available for download from our website free of
charge. Please be advised that some of this data can be considered
sensitive or of limited use for various purposes and may be restricted
by statute. Please be sure to read the disclaimer and take note for
consideration when using this data. We are very glad to finally be able
to widely distribute this data but as responsible data stewards with
want to discourage any misuse or confusion in the use of this data.
To access and download our GIS data, go to our
Data Download Page
County Display Map (report size): Color
or Black and White
Color Zip Code Map
Large Format Maps