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7KML for Plumas County

KML, or ’Keyhole Markup Language’, is an XML (Extensible Markup Language) grammar and file format for modeling and storing geographic features such as points, lines, images, polygons, and models for display in the Google Earth geographic browser. Plumas County GIS has made available certain GIS layers and converted the data into KML for you to display on your PC using Google Earth geographic browser. In order to view these KML files, you will first need to have Google Earth software installed on your PC. The starting point for obtaining the software is Google Earth. Information about the system requirements needed for your computer to run the software is available through Google Earth. A user guide is available at Google Earth.

A KMZ file is a compressed version of a KML file. It’s the same thing, just smaller, so when we say KML we mean both types of files. Google Earth can open KML and KMZ files if these files have the proper file name extension (.kml or .kmz). KML/KMZ formats do not require specialized GIS software in order to view the data. KML or KMZ layers may also be imported into ArcGIS Explorer, a proprietary and powerful tool for manipulating GIS data, as well as NASA WorldWind, Adobe PhotoShop, AutoCAD, and Yahoo! Pipes.

Most map layers contain "placements" or points and are marked by a specific icon. Other map layers may contain polygons showing areas of interest such as parcels and zoning. Still others may contain simple lines representing boundaries or streets. When a placemark or polygon is clicked, a "balloon" appears. Balloons may contain information assets such as text and links to further information.

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Once you have Google Earth installed, select the layer you want to view from the table below. Next, click to download a file containing the KML/KMZ. You’ll want to save this file to your computer where it is easily accessible. If Google Earth is installed, double clicking this KML/KMZ will allow it to automatically launch and zoom to Plumas County, CA.

NOTE:  If you are using Internet Explorer as a web browser, please read "Tips for Downloading KML/KMZ Data" for tips on how to download KML/KMZ data and load this data into Google Earth. Click on the link below to view this document: Tips for Downloading KML/KMZ Data (PDF)

Google Earth (KML/KMZ)
Description
Property Parcels (No Ownership)
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Property boundaries, including total approximate acres and assigned Assessor Parcel Number (APN). 
Last Update: 7/2020
NOTE: The information contained on the parcel boundaries is used to locate and identify parcels of land in Plumas County for reference purposes only and is NOT to be interpreted or used as a "legal description." The only legally binding legal description is the description that was recorded in the recorder’s office. Discrepancies in parcel acreage, shape and location are common. The information given is not the legal document to be used in single site determinations. To obtain a legal description of a parcel, please consult your deed or contact the Plumas County Assessor at (530) 283-6380.
County Boundary
Plumas County boundary limits.
Roads


County Roads (Public & Private) 
Last Update: 7/2020  
NOTE:  The roads represented in this layer include all the roads that are referenced in the Plumas County physical address system.  This layer may not include representation of all the roads in the County.  Some forest roads and un-named private driveways may not be included.  The insertion of a road in this layer should not imply the right of public access.  In some cases, the right of private road access is allowable only by the permission of the owner.
Address Points
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Contains house number, address, community, and Assessor Parcel Number (APN).
 Last Update: 7/2020
Supervisor Districts
Boundaries of the five (5) Supervisorial Districts that make up Plumas County. The Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the County.
 Last update: 7/2011
Communities
Plumas County Communities.
Please note: Not all of the communities within Plumas County are included in this layer.
2010 Census Designated Places
2010 Census Designated Places (CDP). Census Designated Places (CDPs) are statistical geographic entities representing closely settled, named, unincorporated communities that contain a mixture of residential, commercial, and retail areas similar to those found in incorporated places of similar size.
 2018 Airports and Heliports
 
Airports and Heliports with the County of Plumas. Provides the Airport Master Record, FAA Record, and Airport Manager contact information.
 Last Update: 8/6/18
 

Useful KML Network Links for the Google Earth Geographic Browser


Google Earth Overlays
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View overlay maps from Windows Live, Yahoo!, and other sources in Google Earth. This KML Network Link (which acts somewhat like a plugin or extension) that allows you to view various alternate background overlays in Google Earth. This KML Network Link is hosted by MGMaps. This network service can be terminated at any time.

NOTE: All images and data are retrieved from remote servers. Data errors, accuracy, and availability are beyond the control of this application. Plumas County is not responsible for any issues or problems with the application. If you experience any problems, please contact the developer of the application. 
 
FEMA Flood
Hazard Data
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FEMA has two applications (Stay Dry and FEMA NFHL) to display various flood related data in Google Earth. They are both very useful tools. The FEMA website has a lot more information, including detailed instructions for both applications. It is recommended reading the instructions before using these applications and not to use the information as a graphical representation and not for official use.

NOTE: All images and data are retrieved from remote servers. Data errors, accuracy, and availability are beyond the control of this application. Plumas County is not responsible for any issues or problems with the application. If you experience any problems, please contact the developer of the application.
USGS Quad Overlay
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USGS created topographic maps of the United States (1879 to 1992). Link provided by Software in Motion. This web application overlay’s the applicable 7.5 minute (1:24,000 scale) quad map.

NOTE: All images and data are retrieved from remote servers. Data errors, accuracy, and availability are beyond the control of this application. Plumas County is not responsible for any issues or problems with the application. If you experience any problems, please contact the developer of the application.
USGS Topo
 by Quad Index
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USGS created topographic maps of the United States (1879 to 1992). Link provided by Google Earth Library.

This web application simply provides a name, number and a hyperlink to download the applicable 7.5 minute (1:24,000 scale) quad map. It will dynamically query USGS’s database based on the center coordinates of Google Earth. It will display placemarks at the center of each quadrangle.

NOTE: All images and data are retrieved from remote servers. Data errors, accuracy, and availability are beyond the control of this application. Plumas County is not responsible for any issues or problems with the application. If you experience any problems, please contact the developer of the application.
California
 Geologic Maps
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This collection contains 28 1×2 degree geologic maps covering the entire state of California.  Link provided by Google Earth Library.

This web application provides 1:250,000 scale maps that were produced in the 1960s and 1970s by the USGS and State of California Division of Mines and Geology.

NOTE: All images and data are retrieved from remote servers. Data errors, accuracy, and availability are beyond the control of this application. Plumas County is not responsible for any issues or problems with the application. If you experience any problems, please contact the developer of the application.