Geographic Information System

Contact Information:
Trich Van Wagner

Location:

500 N Capital Ave (south side of building entrance)

Mailing:

605 N Capital Ave
Idaho Falls ID 83402
Phone: 208.529.1350 x1754
Fax: 208.529.1330
tvanwagner@co.bonneville.id.us

Hours
Monday – Friday (except National Holidays)
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Department for Bonneville County coordinates and assists GIS activities throughout Bonneville County governmental systems. The GIS Department is responsible for the collection and maintenance of geographic datasets used in Bonneville County. GIS for Bonneville County began in the mid 1980's, with creating the road network layer for emergency services, using Intergraph and Bentley products. Since then, Esri and other GIS technologies have become an integral part of many Bonneville County’s governmental functions including, but not limited to:

  • Property assessment
  • Road construction and maintenance
  • Election boundaries
  • Emergency services and enforcement
  • School boundaries
  • Land use and zoning issues
  • Court cases

What is GIS?

A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software and data to capture, store, manipulate, manage, analyze, report and display all forms of geographically referenced information. GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, visualize and share data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns and trends in the form of maps and reports.

GIS is utilized in many County departments for business and decision making processes. For example, but not limited to:
Parcel maintenance (Assessor’s Office)
Bridge inventory, county roads and their conditions, county addressing, sign inventory and management, culvert inventory data, road mileage (Public Works)
Weed identification, location and services (Weeds)
Zoning and land use (Building and Zoning)
Precincts and other districts (Elections); etc.

Interesting facts about Bonneville County:

  • Bonneville County has approximately 56,000 parcels that are tracked and maintained using GIS through the Assessor’s Office
  • There are approximately 950 miles of summer and winter maintenance roads that are tracked and maintained using GIS through the Public Works Department
  • There are 8,935,319.4 ft of roads throughout Bonneville County
  • There is approximately 1,216,000 acres of land in Bonneville County (approximately 1,900 square miles)
  • The population of Bonneville County is approximately 104,000 according to the 2010 census

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