Data & Pricing

GIS Service Pricing

  • Custom Map Design Rate: $60 per hour ($15.00 minimum) Print Cost per page.
  • Standard Prints: Standard Prints only involve the media costs.
  • Geographic Analysis: Work related to database development, analysis, or manipulation will be billed at a rate of $100.00 per hour ($30.00 minimum).
  • Shipping: Appropriate postage will be added to all orders requiring shipping.
  • Alternate Formats: Maps can be delivered in digital formats. Custom map design and analysis rates would apply.
  Product Cost Plain Paper

Photo Gloss Paper

Map Letter or Legal $1 N/A
Map Tabloid $2 N/A
Map 24" Roll $10 $15
Map 36" Roll $15 $20
Map 42" Roll $20 $25

GIS Digital Data Costs

  • License Agreement: All data transactions require a single license agreement prior to delivery.
  • Data Format: The data will be provided in either shapefile or geodatabase format.
  • Coordinate System: All data will be delivered in Iowa State Plane South NAD83.
  • Payments: Make checks payable to Des Moines County GIS Commission.
  • Shipping: Media and shipping costs are included in the pricing below.

Real Estate Digital Data ExampleReal Estate

  • Selected Parcel Polygons
    Without attached data: $50; $0.01 per parcel
    With attached data: $50; $0.05 per parcel
  • Parcel Polygons Countywide
    Without attached data: $500
    With attached data: $1,200
  • Subdivisions

Public Land Survey Digital Data examplePublic Land Survey

  • Complete PLSS in Shapefile format: $50



Administrative Boundaries Data exampleAdministrative Boundaries

  • Political Townships and Corporate Limits: $50
  • Voting Precinct: $50
  • Schooling Districts: $50
  • Fire Districts: $50
  • TIF Districts: $50
  • Zoning/Land Use: $50
  • Flood Plain Data: $50

TransportationTransportation Digital Data example

  • County Road Centerlines (addressed): $250
  • Railroad Centerlines: $50



Orthophotography Digital Media exampleOrthophotography (Countywide)

  • Color Countywide Aerials (SID Format)
    2015: $1,200
    2012: $1,000
    2010: $500
    2009: $200
  • Color Aerial Single Image (SID Format)
    2015: $40
    2012: $150
    2010: $150
    2009: $50
  • Single Image Conversion to Desired Format
    2015: $50
  • Individual JPEG Tiles 1 or .5 mile square
    2012: $50
    2010: $30
    2009: $10

Miscellaneous LayersMiscellaneous Layers Digital Data example

  • Any additional layers not listed: Contact for more pricing information




Cost Exempt List for Data Purchasing

The following types of organizations are exempt from GIS data costs. Exempt organizations are still required to sign a Geographic Datasets Licensing Agreement and may be subject to standard processing fees.

  • Des Moines County GIS Commission Member Entities
  • State Agency
  • Federal Agency
  • School District
  • Tax Supported University or Community College

Contractors may be granted access to the data at no cost if they are conducting work on behalf of an exempt organization. The exempt organization must make a formal request for the data and have a signed license agreement on file with the Des Moines County GIS Commission.

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