WHAT IS GIS? (Geographic Information Systems) is a collection of computer hardware, software, and geographic data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. The Boone County Assessor and Auditor started development of the GIS in 1999. It was originally installed on three computers. Since that time it has expanded to be used by most County departments.Boone County's GIS department uses 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 the speed and integrity of decisions. For more information about GIS, visit the National Geographic Society's GIS page.
DATA REQUESTS: Boone County GIS data in shapefile format is available as a free download from the Iowa GIS Data Repository (create a login to access data in the repository). For printing, mailing, and other GIS services please see the Boone County GIS Data & Pricing Policy.
DISCLAIMER: Boone County GIS data and maps are provided “as is” with no expressed or implied warranty of accuracy, correctness, or completeness. Data and maps do not replace or modify land surveys, deeds, and/or other legal instruments defining land ownership or use. Boone County disclaims all liability arising out of the use or misuse of this information for any purpose.
REPORT A GIS DISCREPANCY: Should you discover an error in the GIS data, email complete information of the nature of the problem to the GIS Coordinator. Include your name, a parcel ID and a description of the problem. A screenshot is helpful as well.