Aerial Photography

Layer Description
1950 Countywide – black and white
1966 Countywide – black and white
1970 Countywide – black and white
1980 Countywide – black and white
1985 Countywide – black and white
1990 Countywide – black and white
1995 Countywide – black and white


Layer Description
2000 Countywide – 6″ pixels in urban areas and 9″ pixels in rural areas
2002 Southeast Quadrant (Genoa, Brighton, Green Oak & Hamburg Townships and Brighton City) – true color – 6″ pixels
2003 Northeast Quadrant (Tyrone, Deerfield, Hartland, & Oceola Townships) – true color – 6″ pixels
2005 Countywide – true color – 6″ pixels
2008 Countywide – true color – 12″ pixels
2010 Countywide – true color – 12″ pixels
2015 Countywide – true color – 6″ pixels


Election Geography

Layer Description
Commissioner Districts County Commissioner representation as determined by 2011 Apportionment Committee
Library Districts Areas included in district library charters; usually based on school districts
School Districts Area included in each school district; created based on school district codes assigned to tax parcels
Intermediate School Districts County ISD as determined by school district
Polling Locations Facilities used for voting
Voting Precincts Areas included in each precinct as determined by the local clerk
Zip Codes General area included in each US Postal Service zip code based on the property zip code assigned to each parcel
US Congressional Districts Areas included in the district that elects representatives to the US House of Representatives legislative district
State House of Representatives Districts Areas included in the district that elects representatives State House of Representatives legislative district
State Senate Districts Areas included in the district that elects representatives to the State Senate

Land Management

Layer Description
Section Lines Public Land Survey Sections
Municipal Boundary Outline of each community, including annexations
Parcels Tax parcel polygons as described by the local unit assessor’s property description
Parcel Dimensions Property boundary line distances
Subdivisions / Condominiums Outline of each subdivision and condominium as described by the registered plat or master deed.



Layer Description
Lakes Open water polygons digitized from 2000 orthophotography
Rivers / Drains Open water lines digitized from 2000 orthophotography
Flood Risk Zones Derived from FEMA FIRM maps that are used for floodplain management


Layer Description
Road Centerline Road centerline as digitized from orthophotography and new development site plans
Railroads Railroad centerline digitized from orthophotography
Mile Markers Location of each highway mile marker captured with GPS
Airports Points showing location of each airport, airstrip, and heliport

Natural Resources

Layer Description
Natural Features Inventory Study conducted by the Planning Department to prioritize open space areas
Park & Recreation Areas Outline of each park & recreation area based on the parcel layer
Soils Originally obtained from the State of Michigan
Elevation Contours 5′ Elevation contours derived from orthophotography; not field verified
2′ Elevation contours derived from LIDAR; not field verified

Points of Interest

Layer Description
Apartment Complex Apartment Complexes
Cemetery Location of cemeteries listed in a variety of historical sources
Church Location of churches listed in phone book
Government Office Building State, county and local government offices
Hospital Hospitals with or without emergency care
Library Location of each library
Lodging Hotels and motels
Manufactured Home Community Manufactured housing communities
Post Office Location of each post office
Recreation Activity Golf courses, ski hill, skate parks, etc.
Retail Store Commercial/retail buildings and large retail centers
School Location of each school building and school board offices
Tower Tall structures including cell towers, water towers, antennas, etc.
Unincorporated Place Also called Census Designated Places
Weather Sirens Location of weather sirens (some captured with GPS)


Geographic Information Systems
Livingston County Official Logo


(517) 548-3230


Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed County Holidays


304 E Grand River Ave
Suite 102
Howell, MI 48843


(517) 545-9608