Maps of Onota Township

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Geographical Information System (GIS) maps of the county and township are available online for the public, thanks to the Central Upper Peninsula Planning & Development organization (CUPPAD). These comprehensive map systems have selectable layers that allow the user to customize the type of information shown. The maps display taxable parcels in Alger County and who owns each parcel (some data may be missing, as the maps were recently compiled in 2018). Fundamentally, it is a web/online version of the Alger County plat book.

GIS map

How to view Onota Township parcels

TO ACCESS: OPEN GIS MAP leave site (this link will open in a new window. It says the map is for Delta County, but Alger County parcels are also shown).

If you get a pop-up, click “Accept” (it is a notification of map limitations).
Now click and drag to center the map over Onota Township.

You have two options:
(A) Use the plus plus sign button in the upper left corner to zoom in -OR-
(B) double-click on the section of map you want to zoom in on.

To show parcel boundaries: hover on the parcel and a red border appears.
    > For small parcels, you may need to zoom in more to get info.

To see who owns a parcel, either hover over it or click once on it.

To see more info, click “show details” in the bottom corner of the box showing the owner name. To close the info box, click the white > arrow.


Other Area Maps

  • US Geological Survey topographical maps: View online (USGS leave site, MI DNR leave site).
  • Alger County plat book (hard copy of GIS data): Purchase at the county courthouse leave site or MSU extension office leave site (located at the county health department building.
  • Road maps (MI Dept of Transportation): online interactive map (shows closures, incidents & construction zones – updated frequently) or free at Michigan roadside rest areas.
  • Historical maps: available to view at area museums and historical centers.