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GIS is a data driven mapping system. GIS is using everything from census data to recorded surveys and aerial photos to create a graphical representation of the county. These representations give the County a better idea of conditions and increase speed and integrity of the decisions.

The Boone County GIS is a valuable tool used throughout all of the county offices for varying tasks including: planning, land assessment, crime tracking, development hot spots, utilities, infrastructure, road assessment, and many other applications.
The Boone County Assessor and Auditor started development on the GIS in 1999 it was installed on three computers. Since that time it has expanded to be used by two-thirds of County departments.

The GIS users are working on several exciting projects in the County. Boone County is working with a lot of other agencies in Boone County, the Central Iowa region, and State to share technical knowledge, processes and development best practices.
The GIS is available to the general public at no cost via our GIS website.
The GIS raw data is available for the public from the GIS Coordinator. Data is available in shapefile format it can be delivered on CD/DVD or via ftp. To Request the data contact the Boone County GIS Coordinator for availability and pricing.
Available Data Sets:

Aerial Photos, 1930s, 1950s, 1999, 2005 & 2009 Easements (in production) Railroads
Buildings on Leased Land Emergency Services Roads
Blocks Flood Plain Road Conditions
Boone County Bridges Hill Shade Rights-of-Way
Census Data Land Development Railroad Rights-of-Way
City Subdivisions Land Use Sections
City Two Mile Limit Boundary Land Use Plan Map Spraying for Ditches
Confined Animal Feeding Operations Lot Lines Soils
Corner Section Ties Non-Prime Agriculture Land Soil Spot Codes
Contour Lines 10 Meter, 10 Foot(processing) Parcel Boundaries Townships
Corporate Limits Political Townships Voting Districts
County Subdivisions Ponds Water
Drainage Districts Quarter Quarter Sections   Wireless Communication Towers & Wind Turbines
Drainage Tiles Quarter Quarter Corner Markers Zip Codes
Drains (County Maintained) Quarter Sections Zoning Districts

Other data Can be derived for an additional fee.

Last updated: 11/3/2014 8:11:56 AM