Mailing: PO Box 247, Foley, MN 56329
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Attn: GIS
PO Box 247
7752 Highway 25 NE
Foley, MN 56329
- Attn: GIS
- Phone: 320-968-5168
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.