GIS, Geographic Information System, is a collective set of spatial and attribute data.  Spatial data is physical location like a property corner or a street.  Attribute data is the information that explains the spatial data like name, size, and type. The county offices that currently use our data include the Area Plan Commission, Assessor, Auditor, Probation, Surveyor, 911, and Health Department.

GIS Office
223 W Washington Street, Room 211
Bluffton, IN 46714

TELEPHONE:
(260) 824-6407

FAX:
(260) 824-6415

EMAIL:
GIS@wellscounty.org -GIS Manager

 

Fees:

Data Layer Fee: $200.00

The Wells County GIS Department charges a $200.00 per layer charge for each layer purchased

Large Print Fee: $2.50 sq/ft

The Wells County GIS Department charges a $2.50 per sq/ft fee for any large prints.

Small Print Fee: $1.00

The Wells County GIS Department charges a $1.00 per page fee for any letter or legal sized prints.

Custom Mapping : $25.00/hr

The Wells County GIS Department charges a $25.00 per hour fee for any customization of our GIS layers.  The Wells County GIS Department has the right to refuse any request for a custom mapping project and will fill requests on a first come first serve basis.

 

 

Wells County Aerial Photography Library:

This is an official list of the aerial photography made available to the GIS Department through federal, state, and Wells County funded projects.

2012 Indiana Flyover Color (12 inch)

2011 Wells County Color Orthphotography and Oblique Imagery (4 inch and 6 inch)

2010 Wells County Color Orthphotography and Oblique Imagery (4 inch and 6 inch)

2008 National Agriculture Imagery Program (1 Meter)

2007 National Agriculture Imagery Program (1 Meter)

2006 National Agriculture Imagery Program (1 Meter)

2005 Indiana Flyover Natural Color Orthos (1 Foot)

2004 National Agriculture Imagery Program (1 Meter)

2004 Wells County Pixel Black and White Orthophotography (1 Foot)

2003 National Agriculture Imagery Program (1 Meter)

1998-1999 USGS Digital Ortho Photography (1 Meter)

1992-1994 USGS Digital Ortho Photography (1 Meter)


 

You can access our GIS information at: www.wellscountygis.org

 

Tech Section:

Web Service:

* Schneider Corp. Beacon GIS Web Site

Software:

*ESRI GIS ArcEditor and ArcView

*Schnieder Corp. AgLand, Drain Calc, and  Geogear

*Pictometry Electronic Field Study and Change Finder

Equipment:

* TOPCON Hiper Ga GPS

* TOPCON FC-200 Field Computer

* HP Designjet 1050C+ Plotter

* HP Color LaserJet 4600 Printer

 

Projects:

911 Routing Map

The GIS department will be working in conjunction with the 911 dispatch center to provide street and address data to allow for the accurate routing of emergency responders to emergency calls.

County Council and Commissioners Redistricting

Due to the descrepencies in population regarding the council and commissioners districts, Wells County has been required to revise our districts.  The new districts must meet the requirements set forth in Indiana Code 36-2-3-4 (a) & 36-2-3-4 (d). 

 

Community Maps:

(Click on underlined text to follow link)

County Commissioner Districts

(Click on "Click to See District")

County Council Districts

(Click on "Click to See District")

Michael Lautzenheiser Jr., AICP
GIS Manager
Biography
 
 
 
Biography

Area Plan Director
GIS Manager
Flood Plain Administrator

Michael W. Lautzenheiser Jr. has been the Wells County Area Plan Commission Director since May 5, 2006. He graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Urban Planning and Design. In college, he worked with government bodies in Frankfort, IN, Muncie, IN, and Shelbyville, IN. His experiences in the field include two internships at the Wells County Area Plan Commission and several in school studio projects.

Michael has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) since March 2010. Michael will be pursueing continueing education to maintain this certification in the fields of planning law, planning ethics, and urban and rural planning practice and theory.  

http://www.planning.org/aicp/

 

Michael also has a concentration in Global Information Systems (GIS) from Ball State University. The Wells County GIS system will continue to expand with his experience.

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