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Vilas County Maps Receive AwardsSubmitted: 03/08/2013
Story By Ryan Michaels

EAGLE RIVER - The Vilas County Maps Department redesigned their parcel maps to an award winning level.

After about ten years of data punching, the Vilas County Maps Department has one of the best parcel maps in the state.

The department won first and second place ribbons for the best base map and miscellaneous map categories.

The maps use GIS technology allowing for more information to be readily available and for multipurpose use says Tony Jones, Parcel Mapper and Survey Supervisor with the department.

"You can see what your land looks like. It can be used for a number of departments within the county itself, sheriffs department, invasive species, planning and zoning, any number of other departments use these maps."

The level of information in their maps is what separates Vilas County from others in the state according to Adam Grassl, GIS Analyst.

"The advantage that we have is being done with the entire county as far as parcel mapping. Some counties are still catching up on getting an entire data set."

Jones says the redesigned parcel maps can give you a lot of information. "You can measure side distances. You can measure approximate acreage. A lot of it is approximate, there's no substitute for an actual land survey. There is a number of things you can find, how close you are to lakes, streams, the distance to the nearest road or major highway, any number of things."

The Vilas County Index Parcel Maps are available to anyone through the link below.

Related Weblinks:
Vilas County Mapping Service

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