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Teresa Leiste

GIS Specialist

Mailing: PO Box 247, Foley, MN 56329
Location: 7752 Hwy 25 NE, Foley, MN 56329
Phone: (320) 968-5168 :: Fax: (320) 968-5333
Email: tleiste@co.benton.mn.us

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) & Mapping

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer system capable of capturing, storing, analyzing, and displaying geographically referenced information, or, data identified according to location.  The power of a GIS comes from the ability to relate different information in a spatial context to reach a conclusion about this relationship.

Benton County uses maps, aerial photos, and GIS on a daily basis for many county functions.  We have made the following information available online to the public.

Beacon by Schniedercorp

Look up information about a particular location in the County on this interactive map.  Turn on and off layers in the countywide map.  You do not need a password to use this site.

Standard Maps

Some maps are available on-line in PDF format.  Any other non-standard map requests can be filled, but will require a fee to be paid in accordance with the Benton County Fee Schedule.

Surveyor Data

 

Property Records

 

Requesting GIS Data

Benton County has a number of GIS datasets available for purchase.  All requests should be submitted to the "Benton County Highway Department" either by:

  • Mail:
    • Attn: GIS
      PO Box 247
      7752 Highway 25 NE
      Foley, MN 56329
  • Phone: 320-968-5168
  • E-mail: gis@co.benton.mn.us

 

Before data can be released, the County requires that the purchasing party sign a disclaimer and pay the appropriate fee.  As per the Benton County fee schedule, the fees are as follows:

  • $50.00 - Bulk GIS Data Request

 

Please contact Benton County Public Works with any questions.