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|Advanced Life Support Districts|
|Base Flood Line Elevation|
|Building Site Potential|
|Cold Water Communities|
|Conditional Use Permits|
|Contours (2ft intervals)|
|Contours (10ft intvervals)|
|DNR Watershed Boundaries|
|FEMA Cross Sections|
|FEMA Firm Panels|
|FEMA Flood Hazard|
|Flood Storage District|
|Hydrological Soil Group|
|Ice Age National Scenic Trail|
|Ice Age National Scenic Trail Corridor|
|Lakes & Ponds|
|Law Enforcement Precincts|
|Law Enforcement Stations|
|Mineral Extraction Sites|
|¼ ¼ Sections|
|Resource Protection Corridors|
|Rivers & Streams|
|Shoreland Wetland Zone|
|Thermally Sensitive Areas|
|Tie Sheet Corners|
|Urban Service Area|
Drainage districts are local governmental districts which are organized to drain lands for agricultural or other purposes. Landowners who benefit from drainage must pay assessments to cover the cost of constructing, maintaining, and repairing the district drains.
The PLSS consists of five separate layers: Tie Sheet Corners, Sections, ¼ Sections, ¼ ¼ Sections, and Survey Townships. The Tie Sheet Corners layer can only be accessed in the Surveyors Office on-line mapping application. This application allows surveyors to geographically search surveys and tie sheet corners and view their digital files. Surveyors Office is only available to subscription users. Click here for more information.
The two-foot interval contours were developed from the LiDAR flight flown in the spring and fall of 2009 as part of the Fly Dane 2009-2010 project
The ten-foot interval contours were created in 1995 as part of the Southwestern Wisconsin Seven-County Digital Ortho Consortium project
Polygon and point layers consisting of structures the size of a single car garage or larger for Dane County excluding structures within the City of Madison. In the City of Madison, building polygons are included for structures the size of a duplex or larger.
Hydric Soils are formed under conditions of saturation, flooding or ponding long enough during the growing season to develop anaerobic conditions in the upper part.
Hydrologic Soil Groups are based off of runoff potential.
Soils layer was developed by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Soil rating created by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Click on the Metadata link to the right for more info.
The Land Evaluation layer rates the soil-based qualities of a site for agricultural use. Click on the Metadata link to the right for more info.
Fire districts and fire stations located in Dane County
The Fly Dane digital orthophotos are a raster mosaicked data set developed from digital aerial imagery. The digital aerial imagery has been acquired as far back as 1995 and is typically taken every five years with some exceptions. Each year has a different coverage area and resolution but all are obtained during leaf off conditions with little or no snow on the ground.
Emergency Medical Services districts and stations located in Dane County
Law Enforcement stations and precincts located in Dane County
This dataset is of the Advanced Life Support Districts for Dane County, Wisconsin. The data was developed by the Dane County Land Information Office in conjunction with Dane County 911 and Dane County Emergency Management.
Tax Parcels were derived from a variety of source maps including U.S. General Land Office survey plats, deed descriptions, subdivision plats, certified survey maps and right-of-way plats. Condominiums, CSM's, and parcel text layers are subsets of the Tax Parcel layer.
End-of-the-year "historical" parcels have been archived since 2000.
Tax Parcels are updated on a weekly basis.
Dane County owned lands by department.
Zoning in the rural areas of Dane County, along with Conditional Use Permits, Deed Restrictions, and Wetland Zoning.
Parcel based land use inventory for Dane County.
Land Use is typically updated every five years.
Resource protection corridors as shown on the Planned Land Use Map, include areas that are not suitable for structural development due to environmental sensitivity or because of the presence of fragile, irreplaceable resources. Resource Protection Corridors apply to areas outside Urban Service Areas as identified in the Dane County Water Quality Plan
This layer is a detailed line coverage of the Dane County roadway network containing attributes such as street name and address ranges, and features including public and named private roadways.
Dane County railroads
This data set is a polygon shapefile representing watersheds as delineated by the Wisconsin DNR. The data are compiled from 1:24,000-scale topographic maps. DNR watershed delineations generally indicate areas that drain into a common river system or lake, but may also be based on DNR basin management criteria. The custodian of this data set is the DNR Bureau of Watershed Management (WT).
Floodplain layers in Dane County. Floodplain data may be purchased through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Dane County's Shoreland Erosion Control requirements, contained in Chapter 11.05 Dane County Code of Ordinances, are designed to help protect Dane County's lakes, streams, wetlands and quality of life by reducing the negative impacts of sediment, rainfall, melting snow and other water runoff. As part of the Ordinance, Shoreland Erosion Control Permits are required for a land disturbance of any size in the shoreland zone, which includes any of the following areas: - Within 300 feet of the ordinary high-water mark of any navigable water or 1000 feet of a lake or pond. - Within the 100 year floodplain. - Within 75 feet of the shoreland or inland wetland district.
Thermally sensitive areas are areas of land that drain to cold water communities. Cold water community layer includes surface waters capable of supporting a community of cold water fish and other aquatic life, or serving as a spawning area for cold water fish species.
Location of the designated building to vote in all elections and the district boundaries tied to that location. Our Polling Place application will locate where you vote based on an address or selection on a map.
Bike Paths and Trails: Generally crushed stone within rural areas; paved in urban areas. Includes most paths that can accommodate biking, but does not include all pedestrian paths. Bike Facilities: Bike / Pedestrian Overpass or Underpass.
The IceAgeTrailCorridor feature class is a polygon which shows the corridor or area considered a zone of opportunity that is used to focus the efforts of the various partners, volunteers, agencies and organizations working to complete the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. The proposed corridor averages one to five miles in width. It is significantly wider than what is actually needed to allow flexibility for routing. The trail will only pass through the property of willing participants.
The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a thousand-mile footpath entirely within Wisconsin that celebrates the legacy of the Ice Age. Diverse geological features along the Trail rank among the finest examples of continental glaciation anywhere in the world.
No one entity owns all the land through which the Ice Age Trail passes. The Trail passes through a patchwork of lands owned by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Ice Age Park & Trail Foundation, county parks, local municipalities and hundreds of generous private landowners.
Recreation Parks are land specifically set aside for active and passive recreation uses. Its use is often extensive and intensive. A recreation park serves users who are attracted to outdoor recreation. It may provide facilities that offer a wide range of outdoor recreation opportunities or cater to only one predominant activity (special use), or provide a trail corridor that offers continuous, protected and safe routes of outdoor recreation. The Park System includes recreation parks, natural resource ares, wildlife areas, historical or cultural sites, and forest land.
Streambank Easements typically extend 33 feet from the stream bank and allow public fishing and hiking along the corridor. Access is also allowed for ongoing management and maintenance purposes.
Conservation easements primarily preserve open space and special natural resources, many of which are adjacent to Dane County Parks or natural resource areas. The majority of farmland protection easements included in the dataset were funded with USH 12 program dollars that aimed to preserve productive farmland threatened by the widening of Highway 12. All of the easements are, for the most part, on private property and do not allow public access. Some of the easements contain public trail access corridors or fishing access.