Maps and Data
Maps and data can be valuable tools for farm and business planning. This section provides a range of maps and data sets relating to soils, land uses, vegetation, water rights, flooding, climate, farm planning, and open space tax incentive programs.
Farm and Agriculture
Infrastructure Mapping Tool
The new Infrastructure Mapping Tool provides access to information about more than 400 food system facilities in King County. The online database will enable local farmers to connect with facilities they can to add value to their products and expand their market reach. The new Mapping Tool provides access to a wide range of food processing and distribution facilities, including commercial kitchens, bakeries, co-packers and wholesalers, distributors, dryers and dehydrators, freezers, meat and poultry processors, and storage facilities.
King County Farmland Map
The King County Farmland Preservation Program maintains an interactive map that identifies farmland that has been protected in King County and the boundaries of the Agriculture Productions Districts.
Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It is operated by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world. You can download a customized soil report for your property by using this link.
Puget Sound Fresh maintains a farm locator tool that allows users to search for farms by county and/or by crop.
Farmers Market Map
Puget Sound Fresh also maintains a farmers market locator map that allows for searching for markets by city, county and day of operation.
USDA Agriculture Census Data for King County
The USDA Census of Agriculture is the leading source of facts and figures about American agriculture. Conducted every five years, the Census provides a detailed picture of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. It is the only source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every state and county in the United States.
Agriculture Land Use
The WSDA has produced an interactive Agriculture Land Use geodatabase that can be used to identify agricultural land uses, including crop data on parcels throughout the state.
King County Property and Zoning Research Tools
The King County GIS staff has compiled a set of property and zoning research tools that include
- King County GIS Parcel Locators (includes parcel viewer and jurisdiction and zoning maps)
- Planning Data (includes comprehensive plan and Lidar viewer)
- Property research tools (includes development conditions and online permit search)
- Property records (includes historical property records and recorder's office search)
King County Assessor's Office
The Assessor's Office provides maps related to parcel valuation and taxation and other valuable statistical data for King County.
King County iMap - Interactive Mapping Tool
iMap is your window to a wealth of geographic information from throughout King County on such topics as real property, natural resources, political boundaries, planning, and much more.
PSLC Topographic LiDar Maps
LIDAR (Light Distance and Ranging,) is a technology that employs an airborne scanning laser rangefinder to produce accurate topographic surveys of unparalleled detail. The Puget Sound LIDAR Consortium (PSLC) is an informal group of local public agency staff and federal research scientists devoted to developing public-domain high-resolution LIDAR topography and derivative products for the Puget Sound region.
Water, Flood and Climate
State Well Log Viewer
The Department of Ecology maintains a State Well Log database that enables searches for wells which have well reports and to view the well report using a variety of search tools.
Water Resources Explorer (Web Map)
This is another Ecology database that is an efficient tool for anyone researching water rights or water right claims, or seeking to obtain a water right in Washington State. Consultants, real estate agents, local government workers, elected officials, and holders of existing water rights will find the map a valuable source of information.
Flood warnings and alerts
King County Flood Warning System maintains information on current flood conditions for King County rivers. Click on a river name for maps, data and local flood references.
Floodzilla provides real-time flood alerts for the Snoqualmie River.
USDA Pacific Northwest Climate Change Hub
Delivers science-based knowledge and practical information to farmers, ranchers, forest landowners, and Native American tribes that will help them to adapt to climate change.
Environment and Natural Resources
King County Noxious Weed Program maintains this is interactive, searchable map showing locations of noxious weeds in the county.
King County's Small Habitat Restoration Program's interactive map that shows habitat restoration projects in the county.