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Natural resources reference maps

Natural resources reference maps

King County GIS Center Map Hub: environment and natural resources maps
Collection of published maps that go back years.

Cartographic resource maps of King County
This page provides base and thematic maps that King County Dept of Natural Resources and Parks uses in its work. We save digital copies to share with county residents, businesses, government agencies, schools and non-profit organizations to make the full use of our existing maps. These maps are provided in Adobe Acrobat format.

Many of the maps available on this page are complex and require generous download times. We've provided the file sizes and expected download times in the map descriptions to help decide what to download. Here is one of the newest maps on our cartographic maps page:

Go to Historic Aerial PhotosHistoric and recent aerial photographs
Aerial photos from the 1930's, 1970's, and 1990's illustrating growth of several areas in King County including Bellevue near Meydenbauer Bay, around Cottage Lake near Woodinville, Maplewood near Renton, and Lake Meridian in Kent.

Groundwater maps and figures

    Groundwater interactive map
    Zoom in to view the full set of GIS layers including well locations, groundwater sampling sites, wellhead protection areas, water services areas, property boundaries and aerial imagery among other things.

King County geographic information system
View and query maps and data online using iMAP map portal. order a DVD of King County data, or find online descriptions and documentation for King County GIS data in the Spatial Data Catalog. The group also offers a King County, Washington GIS training program.

King County watersheds map
This page is a geographic portal to King County information by drainage area. Find out what natural resource information we have and what's going on where you live.

Other map & aerial photo resources

External pages where you can view, download, and order maps and aerial photos of King County.

  • University of Washington libraries
    Map Collection and Cartographic Information Services;
  • Microsoft Bing Search maps
  • Google maps
  • MapMart
    Order digital maps and data, paper USGS maps, aerial photos, software, etc.; USGS partner;
  • Metsker Maps
    Massive map selection focusing on the Northwest;
  • Washington coastal atlas by Washington State Dept. of Ecology (external link). View shoreline aerial photos of every stretch of shoreline in the state and overlay a variety of features such as biological and habitat, physical, and regulated features and shoreline modifications.
    • Shoreline aerial photos by Washington State Dept of Ecology (external link). Oblique aerial photos of every stretch of saltwater shoreline in the state.
  • CRC Press - environmental science, GIS, mapping
    Major studies and publications related to geographic technologies and techniques.