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.

ACCESSING MAPS: Click the image of the map at this site leave site (under “CUPPAD Fetch GIS Web Map”).

How to view Onota Township parcels

How to use GIS

Click “Accept” (on the notification of map limitations). Click and drag to center the map over Onota Township.

(1) Use the plus plus sign button in the upper left corner to zoom in (if needed, click & drag the map to move around until you find the area to zoom).
(2) Next, click the layers layers button button in the upper right side toolbar. This will open a right-hand sidebar.
(3) In the “Layers & Legend” menu, click the arrow next to “Parcels” to expand down.
(4) Click the checkbox next to “Parcels” twice to clear all selections.
(5) Click the “Alger Parcels” checkbox once.
(6) Minimize the sidebar by clicking the close sidebar button.

You are ready to use the map! Zoom in on the area of the township or county you are interested in (or use the hand tool to move around).
  > To show parcel boundaries, hover on the parcel and a red border appears.
      – For small parcels, zoom in more to highlight or view owner.
  > To see who owns a parcel, click once on it.


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.