Warren County

Geographic Information Systems


301 N. Buxton, Suite 108
Indianola, IA 50125

Phone: 515-690-9175
Fax: 515-690-9179

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Warren County Administration Building

About GIS

The Warren County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides support to county departments. The goal of GIS is to help increase the efficiency and productivity of Warren County through the implementation of GIS applications/technology.

What is a Geographic Information System (GIS)?

A GIS combines layers of information about a place to give you a better understanding of that location. What layers of information you combine depends on your purpose. It’s a database management system. GIS stores/links geographically referenced data with graphic map features. It allows for a wide range of information processing and display operations, as well as map production, analysis and modeling.

What is GIS used for?

Local governments typically involve a variety of departments including assessors, auditors, engineering, emergency management, recorders, treasurers, and zoning. These agencies rely more on GIS technology to plan new land developments, determine tax valuations, maintain real estate land records, route emergency vehicles, manage transportation systems, develop curriculum and study environmental issues.