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Wisconsin Land Information Association News

  1. Jack Dangermond to Give Keynote Address

    It is a great honor to announce that Jack Dangermond, Founder and President of Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri), is going to be our Thursday keynote speaker at WLIA’s 33rd Annual Conference in vibrant Middleton, WI. Jack is...

  2. Deadline to Submit Nominations for a WLIA Award is December 20

    Help us recognize outstanding work and significant contributions by making an award nomination! Submit your nominations on or before December 20, 2019 using the online form. Awards will be presented February 19-21, 2020 at the 33rd annual...

  3. Tremendous Full and Half-Day Workshops

    This year we will be a offering a lineup of 15 different opportunities to learn on Workshop Wednesday at the 33rd Annual Conference on February 19, 2020. There is certain to be something to suit you among the...

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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)