Use the default print tools in the website to generate a map.
Learn about it under the "Help" section.
|Welcome to the Des Moines County Iowa GIS Mapping Application|
We have updated our system to a faster, easier to use interface for public access to property information on both computer and mobile devices.
- Google's Street View™ can be viewed from a selected parcel or under Tools.
- The 2006 and 2009 aerials have been added to the Basemap Gallery.
- Raw data output for the Mailing List to allow CSV output.
- The "Select by Graphic" Tool now supports multipoint and polygon graphics.
- Checked Layers under "Countywide" will be remembered for your next visit.
- A new print feature has been added that will export the map into a PDF.
- The mailing list generator has been updated to export the results into PDF.
First time here? Please visit the help section to learn more about how to utilize this website.
If you experience any issues regarding the data or the website, or have a suggestion please contact us by phone or email.
|Help Section||Contact us|
Select a Basemap below to load it into the map
|Parcel Lot Numbers|
|E911 Address Points|
|  Historic Lot Lines|
|  Township/Sections/Quarter Sections|
|  County Two Mile Zone|
|  Flood Zones|
|  School Districts|
|  Voting Precincts|
|  Burlington Zoning|
|  West Burlington Zoning|
|  Corporate Limits|
|  Corporate Limits: 2 Mile Buffer|
|  Flood Index|
|  GPS Monuments|
|  Section Corners|
|  Historic Roads|
|Pictometry®||Google Street View™|
|Select By Location Tools|
|Select by Graphic||Buffer Parcel|
|Select a method below
|Buffer distance (in Feet)
Deactivate Clear all Graphics
Clicking this button will print the map at the current extent including any graphics or layers present.
This site was created by the Des Moines County GIS Commission to allow public viewing of parcel information in a geographical format. The data cannot be edited or altered through this site.
- Drag to pan
- SHIFT + Click to recenter
- SHIFT + Drag to zoom in
- SHIFT + CTRL + Drag to zoom out
- Mouse Scroll Forward to zoom in
- Mouse Scroll Backward to zoom out
- Double Click to Center and Zoom in
At the top right corner of the map is a clickable way to Zoom in/out. The Bookmark is between the zoom option buttons which will display a list of configured extents within Des Moines County. Click again to close the list.
|Obtaining Parcel Information:|
There are three ways to obtain information about any parcel:
- Operate the Search tool
- Clicking a parcel
- Selecting from the grid
The grid is populated from the Search tool or a Select by Location tool and clicking on an item in teh grid will zoom to its extent and populate the parcel information.
The data shown after a parcel is selected is limited and to obtain more information requires visiting the Assessor Website or the Iowa Treasurer Website for more detailed information. Direct links are provided for each selected parcel which open in a new window once clicked.
The Email button displays the direct URL to this site to view the selected parcel. Copy the created URL to share with others or by clicking Launch in Email Client will launch your default email client and populate the subject and body of the message. The Print button creates a PDF of the map with the visible layers at its current extent.
This tab contains the search tool, the attribute results, mailing list, and welcome page. The last three items can only be shown one at a time.
The search tool allows the user to query the dataset to retrieve results. The Search tool allows the following parameters:
- Parcel Number
- Street Address
- Owner Name
An autocomplete tool will show matching criteria based on the first three letters of the owner name or address. For example, if searching for "Smith," typing "smi" in the search tool will display the first ten results that match those letters. Keep typing to narrow down results.
If the query returns one result, that parcel will be selected. If multiple results are found, a grid will launch at the bottom of the screen. Selecting an item in the grid will zoom to that selected parcel and display the results page.
This is the default page that will display when the website loads it is a simple greeting page. Once the user selects a parcel or a parcel was specified in the URL then it will be removed and the Results page will take its place.
The results page displays the attributes of the selected parcel. Only one parcel can be shown in the results page at a time. The results page contains a photo of the property (if applicable) which can be magnified by clicking on it. While hovering over the image, a right arrow is avilable to view the image retrieved from Google's Street View (if applicable). Clicking on this image will launch an embedded Google Street Viewer of the selected parcel. The information shown consists of property, assessment, and legal information.
There are four buttons at the bottom of the results page: Assessor Info, Treasurer info, Email Parcel, Print Parcel.
- The Assessor Info button will send the user to the Assessor Website that will show more information about the selected parcel.
- The Treasurer Info button will send the user to the Iowa treasurer Site where more information regarding the taxes of the selected parcel
- The Email button opens a dialog box that displays the parcels link that can be shared. Once clicked, the map will open and select that parcel. Also available is a button that can populate your default email client (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc)
- The Print button will create a PDF of the selected parcel at the extent currently visible. The PDF will contain the parcel information.
This tool allows the user to toggle between different basemaps. Currently available is the 2010 and 2012 aerial basemaps.
This container allows the user to toggle the visibility of different layers. To activate a layer, click the checkbox which will open the legend/description below and will render on the map. Layers under Countywide are saved to local storage and will activate upon returning to the website. The items under the Identifiable Features: contain attributes that can be displayed in a popup window. To activate, select a layer by clicking its checkbox, then click the Identify Features button to activate. Then click on a visible feature to display its attributes. Some layers contain images or documents that can be viewed by clicking on the button specified in the pop up window.
The tools under this section link the user out to a new website based on a location selected by the user.
- Pictometry - This tool launches the Online Pictometry Viewer which can be used to view oblique aerials anywhere in Des Moines County. To use this tool, click the button, then click on the map where you want to view. A new window will open that will launch the Pictometry viewer that will center at the clicked location.
- Google Street View - This tool sends the user to Google Maps where they can view available images captured by their camera equipped cars. To use this tool, click the button and click on the map near the blue lined roads. A new window will open that will show the location clicked to the nearest available site. Only the blue roads have been recorded and the selected area must be near one of the available roads.
|Select by Location Tools:|
There are two tools available in this section: the Select by Graphic tool and the Buffer tool. Both tools will generate a mailing list for all the selected parcels that can be visible by clicking on the "Search/Property Info" Tab. The maximum number of results that can be returned is 1,000 parcels. The mailing address will return only valid addresses. Currently two mailing address labels are supported: the Avery 5160 and the 5161.
- Select By Graphic - This tool selects parcels by either drawing a rectangle, points, or a polygon. Click the drop down menu and select the tool, then click on the map to activate. The rectangle and polygon tool require a click and drag to select while the multipoint needs a double click to finish. Once completed the tool will select all parcels that intersect the parcels and add them to the mailing list. the mailing list and show how many parcels were selected and how many have valid mailing addresses.
- Buffer Parcel - This tool requires a parcel be selected. Next insert the distance to be buffered (distance is calculated in feet with 1000 feet being the maximum search distance). The map will zoom to the extent of the buffer and select all parcels that fall within buffer.
The Graphics tool is used for drawing graphics on the map. Once drawn all the graphics can be printed. Points, lines, and polygons can be selected from the drop down list and follow the tooltips to draw. The color of the graphic can be changed by selecting a color from the color picker. Opacity can be adjusted for the polygon graphic using the opacity slider next to the color picker. Graphics can be undone/redone using the left and right arrows. A grayed out icon means that there is not an option to undo/redo a graphic. The Deactivate button can be used to cancel a current drawing.
A created graphic can be edited by double clicking on the graphic. The graphic can be rescaled and rotated as well as vertices can be moved by clicking and dragging and deleted by right clicking the vertices. The color of the graphic can be changed by selecting a color in the color picker.
TheEsc button deselects the graphic and the Delete button deletes the selected graphic.
The print tool will create a landscape PDF of the map at the current extent with all visible layers including those from the Graphics tool. Once clicked it will send a request which will process in the background. Once completed another popup will display with a link to the created map.
This tool allows measurement of an area or by length. The coordinates of a point can also be calculated.
- Length - Click the icon then click once on the map at the start of the line, move to the next vertex, click and repeat. Double click to complete the measurement
- Area - Click the icon then on the map for the first corner, then move the next area, click and repeat. Double click to complete the measurement to show the perimeter and area of the polygon.
- Location - Click the icon and then select a point on the map to display the latitude and longitude below the measurement tool.