GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

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Geographic Information Systems

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Location: County Courthouse
Hours: Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm
Contact: GIS

Geographic Information Systems are computer tools used to store, analyze, and visualize data.

GIS is made up of hardware, software, data, tools & methods, and people. Along with printed maps, we build web apps that allow people to answer their own questions.

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Douglas County Geoportal

A one-stop shop for Douglas County GIS. Our public platform provides the opportunity to explore, discover, engage, and download data. Check out our interactive web maps, initiatives, data and items for purchase.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No. The boundaries on our viewer show taxable land from the perspective of the County Appraiser’s office. If you are trying to resolve an issue that involves the exact placement of a property line, we recommend hiring a professional surveyor to… Read More

Yes and no. We map easements related to roads, but no private or utility easements.  If you are looking for easements in a particular area, you should check with the Register of Deeds office to find documentation in that location.

The measure tool is a great way to approximate distances. Ultimately, however, the map is a representation of property boundaries that cannot provide the level of precision that is available on a legal document.

In 2015, our staff completed a four-year in-depth review of every parcel boundary in the county. As a result of our efforts, we have one of the most accurate tax parcel representations in the entire state. That being said, there are areas throughout… Read More you want a map of your property, your best bet is to start with the interactive Property Viewer. This online map allows you to search for your property, zoom in and out to see it and its surroundings… Read More

Start by browsing our Geoportal. If you don’t find what you need, send us an email to Many times, we have already created something that may fit your needs. Depending upon the request, there may be a charge for staff time and… Read More

Douglas County Courthouse

1100 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

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