GIS / Land Information Services

Online Flood Mapping Applications

Buffalo County Road Closure Mapping
FEMA Flood Hazard eFIRM mapping
RoadsClosed2sm Opens in new windowFEMAMap
click for Buffalo County Road Closures
Elevation Finder
click here for the Elevation Finder Application
click here for FEMA Flood Hazard eFIRMs in Buffalo County

Wisconsin Land Information Association News

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Buffalo County GIS

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Department provides geospatial support for all of the county offices, all levels of the government, private organizations, and the public. Located on the first floor of the county courthouse, the GIS office is accessed by visiting the County Clerk or the Treasurer window.

    Countywide Integration

    The GIS department manages and maintains all address assignments and  road naming for unincorporated areas of Buffalo County. In addition to supporting the mapping needs of the E911 dispatch center, Emergency Management, Conservation, and Zoning offices, the GIS Department also  provides mapping services to many other government and private agencies, as well as the general public.The geospatial data the department maintains and facilitates informed decision-making, long-range planning, development review, and permitting functions within the county.

    Some of the GIS datasets maintained by the department include:

    • Land ownership Boundaries
    • Zoning
    • Land Conservation
    • Transportation and Highways
    • Countywide Addresses
    • Geographic Boundaries
    • Hydrology Layers
    • Geologic
    • LIDAR
    • Elevation
    • PLSS
    • Aerial Orthoimagery

    Zoning and Land Conservation using GIS

    Flooding Meeting

    Highway Department using GIS


    The goal of the GIS Department is to support the modernization of the county-wide land information system dedicated to serving the needs of our community. This will involve the sharing of data and gathering of resources to produce land-related information.

    These efforts will improve the accessibility and provide a means to compare and analyze data. As a result, the GIS Department will maintain current land information and develop new applications for the benefit of those interested in Buffalo County.

    "Knowing where things are, and why, is essential to rational decision making”
    Jack Dangermond, Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)