Wabasha County GIS

Wabasha County GIS/Rural Addressing Coordinator:
Shawn Gertken
625 Jefferson Ave
Wabasha MN 55981
Phone: (651)-565-5164
Fax: (651)-565-2774
E-mail: sgertken@co.wabasha.mn.us
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wcgis

Normal Business Hours:
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Office works closely with other Wabasha County Offices to maintain a GIS for county departments, other government agencies, educational institutions, private companies, and the general public. The Wabasha County GIS Office is responsible for acquiring and developing data, performing quality control of the data, selling and distributing data, interpretation of the data, and for maintenance of the overall GIS system.

GIS is a mapping technology that has intelligent data behind the map features displayed on the map. For example, parcel boundaries are tied to the county database that contains detailed taxpayer and property/structure information. By simply clicking within the parcel lines, a GIS user can find information such as taxpayer name, the value of home and buildings on the parcel, when the parcel was last sold, and much more. The GIS can also be linked to photos of buildings, surveys, property legal descriptions, and aerial views of the parcel. The information that can be created within GIS and tied to GIS features is virtually limitless, which makes it a very powerful tool.

For more information on GIS, feel free to contact Shawn Gertken at 651-565-5164 or email at sgertken@co.wabasha.mn.us.

You can also find out more about GIS at http://www.esri.com/what-is-gis.