Matanuska-Susitna Borough

GIS Disclaimers

The Borough makes maps and data available  as a public service. To protect the Borough and the population the Borough serves, the map provided to the Recipient is designated as copyrighted material. Various maps are official, other are not but use the best information we have available. The following disclaimers cover Borough maps and data.

If you have questions concerning the acceptable uses of GIS data and/or maps acquired from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, please contact the GIS Division via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone at (907) 745-9858.

Map Disclaimer

Terms and Conditions – Matanuska-Susitna Borough Maps and Electronic Graphical Images of Maps

Pertains to all published and non-published maps produced by the Borough staff and the following electronic map and graphic formats: PDF, DWF, GIF, JPEG, BMP, and TIFF

Disclaimer

This map was created or compiled by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough (“Borough”) with the intent of using the map for local government related activities, and not necessarily with the intent of use of the map recipient (“Recipient”) in mind. By nature, maps are a graphical representation of real-world conditions, with issues of accuracy, resolution, and thematic display determined with the anticipated use of the map in mind. Although the Borough strives to maintain an accurate and precise inventory of maps in order to perform government-related tasks, this map may contain errors, may not be current, and may omit important information. This map is solely a representation of real-world conditions and is made available to the Recipient for informational purposes only. THE BOROUGH MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE CHARACTER, FUNCTION, OR CAPABILITIES OF THE MAP OR THE SUITABILITY OF THE MAP FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE BEYOND THOSE ORIGINALLY INTENDED BY THE BOROUGH. The Borough is not liable for any direct or indirect damages suffered related to the use of this map including, but not limited to, physical injury, death, property damage, economic loss, or other consequential damages suffered by the Recipient, or others, arising from any inadequacies of the map or the Recipient’s use of the map. In no event will the Borough’s liability to the Recipient or anyone else exceed the fee paid for the map product.

General Policies

The Borough reserves the right to discontinue maintenance, production, or publishing of this map or to modify the format, structure, or layout of the map at any time. The Borough is not responsible for the reformatting or restructuring of existing maps to meet the specific needs or requests of the Recipient. The electronic data used to create the maps is also available for purchase. The Recipient is able to create their own custom map products using this source data and a variety of cartographic computer software at their own expense. In the event that a map or electronic map image has been purchased, and is not readable by the Recipient due to mechanical defects of the media, the Recipient must notify the Borough within 30 days of receipt to receive a replacement at no cost.

Distribution/Redistribution Policy

The Borough makes published maps available to the Recipient as a public service. To protect the Borough and the population the Borough serves, the map provided to the Recipient is designated as copyrighted material. The Borough grants the Recipient the right to duplicate the map for their personal or business’ internal use and to use this map as a source for which to create electronic data, digital maps, or other paper maps. Any replication, transfer, sale, lease, or transmittal of the original map to any third party without value added or without the written authorization of the Borough Office of Information Technology may be considered a violation of this copyright and subject such individuals to civil liability. Any hardcopy maps or published data derived from this map shall clearly indicate their source with the following citation: “________ (title of map), dated _______ (published date), was originally obtained from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Office of Information Technology, and was used to create this product. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough assumes no responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the data contained within.” If the Recipient has modified the information contained within the map in any way, the Recipient is obligated to note the types of modifications that have been performed. The Recipient specifically agrees not to misrepresent the information contained within the map, nor to imply that the Borough has approved any changes made by the Recipient.

Data Disclaimer

Terms & Conditions – Matanuska-Susitna Borough Electronic GIS Data

Pertains to the following electronic data: DWG, DXF, SHP, ArcInfo coverage format, ArcInfo EXPORT format, and ASCII text files containing x,y coordinates.

Disclaimer

This electronic data was created or compiled by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough (“Borough”) with the intent of using the data for local government related activities, and not necessarily with the intent of use of the data recipient (“Recipient”) in mind. Although the Borough strives to maintain an accurate and precise inventory of spatial and attribute data in order to perform government-related tasks, this data may contain errors, may not be current, and may omit important information. This data is solely a representation of real-world conditions and is made available to the Recipient for informational purposes only. THE BOROUGH MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE CHARACTER, FUNCTION, OR CAPABILITIES OF THE DATA, OR THE SUITABILITY OF THE DATA FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE BEYOND THOSE ORIGINALLY INTENDED BY THE BOROUGH. The Borough is not liable for any direct or indirect damages suffered related to the use of this data including, but not limited to, physical injury, death, property damage, economic loss, or other consequential damages suffered by the Recipient or others arising from any inadequacies of the digital data or the Recipient’s use of this data. In no event will the Borough’s liability to the Recipient or anyone else exceed the fee paid for the electronic data or product.

General Policies

The Borough reserves the right to discontinue maintenance of this data or to modify the format or structure of the data at any time. Although the Borough attempts to provide data in formats that are compatible with industry standards, the Borough is not responsible for the reformatting or converting of data from the original published format that the Borough has made available to those requested by the Recipient. In the event that data has been purchased and is not readable by the Recipient due to mechanical defects of the media, the Recipient must notify the Borough within 30 days of receipt to receive a replacement at no cost.

Distribution/Redistribution Policy

The Borough makes published geographic electronic data available to the Recipient as a public service. To protect the Borough and the population the Borough serves, the data provided to the Recipient is designated as copyrighted material. The Borough grants the Recipient the right to duplicate the electronic data for their personal or business’ internal use and to use this digital data as a source for which to create other electronic data, electronic maps, or paper maps. Any transfer, sale, lease, or transmittal of the original data to any third party without value added or without the written authorization of the Borough Office of Information Technology may be considered a violation of this copyright and subject the Recipient to civil liability. Any hardcopy maps or published datasets utilizing this data shall clearly indicate their source with the following citation: “________ (title of dataset), current as of _______ (published currency date), was originally obtained from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Office of Information Technology, and was used to create this product. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough assumes no responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the data contained within.” If the Recipient has modified the data in any way, the Recipient is obligated to note the types of modifications that have been performed. The Recipient specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data, nor to imply that the Borough has approved any changes made by the Recipient.

Public Information Statement

The Borough recognizes that people may be concerned about the display of their personal and property information on the Internet. Individuals with such concerns are asked to consider the following:

  • Most information maintained by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough is a matter of public record per State of Alaska statutes and Borough codes. For example, any individual can walk into the Borough Assessments Office and request parcel information. Since this information is a public record, we can provide it to the extent allowed under applicable Borough, State, and Federal laws. See Chapter 1.50 Matanuska-Susitna Borough Code.
  • Limiting access to this information will not increase your privacy as much of it is available through other agencies, businesses, and elsewhere on the Internet.
  • Public review of Borough records makes the Borough more accountable to its citizens. Publishing parcel information on the Internet can result in the correction of errors, thereby increasing the accuracy of the data.
  • Making data available in this manner helps show citizens how the Borough is developing.