Lincoln County GIS & Maps


212 Wallace Ave

Ivanhoe, MN 56142

Phone:  507-694-1344 ext. 233

Where is Geographic Information Services Office?

The GIS office is run out of the Lincoln County Environmental Department in the Highway Building located on the north side of Highway 19 on the west side of Ivanhoe, Minnesota.

Our Mission Statement:

To supply a complete spatial dataset of the county which provides the citizens and governments of Lincoln County with accurate and reliable information to support community decision making.


  • Provide geographic and related information in an efficient and timely manner
  • Maintain a fundamental geographic dataset for use by community GIS
  • Continue to explore GIS and technical advancements to the betterment of the County GIS program

For more information:

If you want to know more about what it is we do at the GIS office, you can join us for our annual GIS Day celebrations, contact our offices, or read the literature available below:

What is GIS (Geographic Information System)?

A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.  A GIS helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at your data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared.

Another to think about GIS is an interactive map on your computer.  A good example of this is Mapquest.  More than likely, you have used this web mapping tool to find driving routes, locations of businesses, and find address of friends and family.  Other common internet mapping sites include Live Maps from MSN, Google maps, and Yahoo! maps.  There are also sites that allow you to look at the world in 3D.  Google created Google Earth, while NASA has World Wind.  If you want to see an interactive map of the County, just click on the LinCoGeoMoose button at the top of the screen or click here.

If you want to learn more about GIS, you can go the ESRI website "What is GIS?".



Many documents on this site are presented in PDF format.  If you do not have Acrobat Reader, click the logo below to download a FREE version.

Lincoln County Highway building     221 N. Wallace Ave., PO Box 66, Ivanhoe, MN 56142     Phone: 507-694-1344, Fax: 507-694-1341

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

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