Wells County

GIS

Wells County
GIS Office
223 W Washington St
Room 211
Bluffton, IN 46714
Mon-Fri: 8AM-4:30PM
(260) 824-6407
(260) 824-6415
GIS@wellscounty.org
Michael Lautzenheiser Jr., AICP, CFMGIS Manager

Area Plan Director
GIS Manager
Floodplain Administrator

Michael W. Lautzenheiser Jr. has worked for the Wells County Area Plan Commission since May 5, 2006. He graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Urban Planning and Design. In college, he worked with multiple local governments assisting them with community planning as well as receiving training overseas.

Michael has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) since March 2010. Michael will be pursuing continuing education to maintain this certification in the fields of planning law, planning ethics, and urban and rural planning practice and theory.  http://www.planning.org/aicp/

Michael has been a member of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFMP) since March 2015.  Michael will be pursuing continuing education to main this certification in the fields of floodplain management, flood insurance, and flood hazard mitigation.  http://www.floods.org/

Michael also has received significant formal training in Global Information Systems (GIS) from Ball State University.

Michael currently is the President of the Bluffton NOW! They are the main street organization for Bluffton, Indiana, and represents them on the Chamber of Commerce board and Wells County Revitalization board.

Michael currently is an active member of the Northeast Indiana Geographic Information Consortium (NIGIC)

Michael currently is a northern region representative for the Indiana Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Access Our GIS information At:
Tech Information

Web Service:
Schneider Corp. Beacon GIS Web Site

Software:
• ESRI ArcEditor, ArcView, and Spatial Analyst
• Schnieder Corp. AgLand, Drain Calc, and  Geogear
• Pictometry Electronic Field Study and Change Finder

Equipment:
• TOPCON Hiper Ga GPS
• TOPCON FC-500 Field Computer
• Canon iPF785 Plotter
• DJI Phantom 3 Professional Drone

Fees

Data Layer Fee: $200.00
The Wells County GIS Department charges a $200.00 per layer charge for each layer purchased

Large Print Fee: $2.50 sq/ft
The Wells County GIS Department charges a $2.50 per sq/ft fee for any large prints.

Small Print Fee: $1.00
The Wells County GIS Department charges a $1.00 per page fee for any letter or legal sized prints.

Custom Mapping: $25.00/hr
The Wells County GIS Department charges a $25.00 per hour fee for any customization of our GIS layers.  The Wells County GIS Department has the right to refuse any request for a custom mapping project and will fill requests on a first come first serve basis.

Videos
Wells County Aerial Photography Library

This is an official list of the aerial photography made available to the GIS Department through federal, state, and Wells County funded projects.

2017 Indiana Flyover Color Orthophotography (6 inch)

2015 Wells County Color Orthophotography and Oblique Imagery (3 inch)

2012 Indiana Flyover Color Orthophotography (12 inch)

2011 Wells County Color Orthophotography and Oblique Imagery (4 inch and 6 inch)

2010 Wells County Color Orthophotography and Oblique Imagery (4 inch and 6 inch)

2008 National Agriculture Imagery Program (1 Meter)

2007 National Agriculture Imagery Program (1 Meter)

2006 National Agriculture Imagery Program (1 Meter)

2005 Indiana Flyover Natural Color Orthos (1 Foot)

2004 National Agriculture Imagery Program (1 Meter)

2004 Wells County Pixel Black and White Orthophotography (1 Foot)

2003 National Agriculture Imagery Program (1 Meter)

1998-1999 USGS Digital Ortho Photography (1 Meter)

1992-1994 USGS Digital Ortho Photography (1 Meter)

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