Geographic Information Systems

What is GIS?

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a set of tools for the collection and maintenance of databases and their spatial position. These tools are capable of creating maps and figures to display a multitude of data and the geographic position of that data within a particular area. Point, line, and polygon features are represented with associated attributes as layers within GIS. These layers can then be visually manipulated to draw illustrative and statistical conclusions. GIS can create maps for landowners, geographically represent sales data, illustrate and manage parcel boundaries, and calculate statistics as it relates to the geographic scope of a project. But the true scope of GIS is only limited by the needs and purposes of the user or requestor.

Cowley County Map Book

Cowley County has once again compiled a book of road maps for emergency responders. We are offering this book on our website as a free download to the public.

Download the Cowley County Map Book.

If you would like a printed map book, please contact the MIS/GIS Department.

Internet Mapping

Cowley County provides access to GIS and map information via the Internet through its interactive mapping tools. Using a web browser, you can view a variety of geographic and related tabular information for the County.

 

 

911 Address Assignment

The Cowley County MIS/GIS Department assigns addresses within the County limit and outside the city limits of Winfield and Arkansas City.  You can find a link to the Cowley County Emergency 911 Address Issuance and GIS Layer Maintenance Policy Manual below.  Please contact MIS/GIS if you have any questions regarding 911 assignment, or to request an address.

Cowley County Emergency 911 Address Issuance and GIS Layer Maintenance Policy Manual (Ver.1.02 Rev: July 2014)

Map Downloads

Request a Map

If you need to have a specific map created that is not available above, please complete the Map Request Form. Completed forms can be E-Mailed to the GIS/MIS office from within the form or returned by hand to the Cowley County Courthouse:

MIS/GIS Dept
311 E 9th Avenue
Winfield, KS 67156

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