Wapello County Courthouse
101 W 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Geographic Information System (GIS) Department was created to serve the GIS needs of Wapello County. The department's goal is to help increase the efficiency and productivity of Wapello County through the implementation of GIS applications and technology.
The GIS Department maintains a large database of digital mapping layers covering the entire county. In Wapello County's Geographic Information System, features such as parcels, municipal boundaries, hydrology, roads, bridges, and recreation areas are represented as map features that are linked to a database containing certain essential information.
GIS is used by several county departments, such as the Assessor, Auditor, Engineer, and Environmental Services. The GIS Department maintains equipment, software, and data, and produces hardcopy maps to support the use of GIS by county agencies. The GIS Department also manages the sale of mapping products and GIS data for private and public users.