Geographic Information Systems

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Department for Jackson County is responsible for managing the mapping needs of the county, and the distribution of the map products, both hardcopy and digital, to other county departments, cities, state and federal agencies, and the citizens of Jackson County.


The Department manages spatial data for many departments including: Assessment, Public Works, Parks, Collections and others. Some of the layers maintained include:
  • Addresses
  • Aerial photography
  • City limits
  • Elevation data
  • Parcel boundaries
  • School districts
  • Street centerlines

Map Orders

Paper Maps for Sale

Item Description
Size Example
Parcel Map
Maps have aerial photos with parcel lines and dimensions.
They can be ordered by parcel number, address
or by map book and page number
8.5" x 11"
11" x 17"
36" x 32"                         
Parcel Map(PDF, 446KB)              
Code Sheet
County-wide map showing map book and page information.
22" x 34"
Code Sheet(PDF, 46KB)
Tax Code Areas Map
County-wide map showing the Tax Code Areas.
22" x 30"
TCA Map(PDF, 46KB)
Custom Maps
A $30 per hour charge will be assessed for each map.
Per linear foot
Additional Layers
There are many additional layers to add to our standard parcel map.
Available layers are subject to change.
Please inquire about current availability.

  • Paper Map
  • CD (JPG or PDF)
  • Email (JPG or PDF)

Maps can be ordered in person or by:

Phone: 816-881-4561
Fax: 816-881-4582

Digital Data

Item Description Cost Format
Aerial Photography  Color Ortho – Most Current Year $20 per tile (approximately 1 square mile)  TIFF or JPG 
  Ortho – Historic


$30 per tile (approx. 1 square mile)   
  Oblique Photos $5 per photo  JPG 
Parcel Data  Parcel Lines - Parcel Number  2.25 cents per parcel  ESRI Shapefile or Geodatabase              
  Parcels with Attributes - Parcel number, Owner Name, 
Abbreviated Legal Description, Mailing Address, Current Year Market Value 
$0.05 per parcel  $15 Processing Charge for:
R14, R2000, R2004, R2005, R2007      
   Custom Development for Non-Standard Data  $30.00 per hour  
District Boundaries
City Limits, Subdivisions, Tax Code Areas, Fire Districts, Library Districts, School Districts, Water Districts
$200 per layer
ESRI Shapefile or Geodatabase
Address Database
Contains all location addresses in the county's systems.
Address data comes from respective cities and is updated continually.
For questions about addresses, please read our Address page.
$300 per megabyte
Microsoft Access Database


Data Format Explanations

Definitions are from ESRI's Online Help:
  • Geodatabase - An ArcGIS geodatabase is a collection of geographic datasets of various types held in a common file system folder, a Microsoft Access database, or a multiuser relational database (such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, or IBM DB2). Versions 8.3, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 are available.
  • Shapefile - Shapefiles are a simple, nontopological format for storing the geometric location and attribute information of geographic features. Geographic features in a shapefile can be represented by points, lines, or polygons (areas). The workspace may also contain dBASE tables, which can store additional attributes that can be joined to a shapefile's features.

    Shapefiles can be read by most GIS software programs and most newer CAD software programs.


How to Open Shapefiles in Autodesk AutoCAD

Type: mapimport in the command line. That opens the Import Location window. Select ESRI Shapefile from the drop down list and then browse to the location of your shapefile.