Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission Map



SWWRPC has a diversity of maps, graphics, and aerial photography available for use. We assist our member communities with maps and specialty products such as ATV/UTV Route Maps, Free Clinic patient locations by County, NR 135 Non-metallic mining, transportation, and more. SWWRPC houses a variety of data for internal use that the Commission receives from its five counties in the region and other entities. As a service to our communities and community partners, SWWRPC maintains and makes available a collection of data for cartography and Geographic Information System needs. Custom maps and spatial analyses are available through special order. If you have any questions, please contact us at


Local Partner Maps

Driftless Market Local Suppliers – Platteville, Wisconsin

Online Interactive Map

East Side Cemetery Online Map


Static Maps
Below are maps created for project partners that can serve as examples for your needs.

Wisconsin’s Public Statewide Parcel 

The V3 Wisconsin Statewide Parcel Layer. (source: Wisconsin State Cartographer’s Office)


Southwestern Wisconsin ATV/UTV

ATV/UTV Combined Maps

Regional Planning is collaborating with our five-counties on an ATV/UTV Route Map that ATV/UTV enthusiasts, residents and tourists, can use to navigate across our great region. This map will allows the Counties, and Townships to inform what routes are open to the ATV/UTV enthusiasts. This project collaboration will insure ATV/UTV enthusiasts are using the open ATV/UTV roads, and inform if more routes should be approved. All ATV/UTV route ordinances must be approved by the Township or Municipality, and also sent to the DNR office in Madison.

If your Town is considering ATV/UTV route ordinance, you can use this ATV and UTV Route Ord Template B to create your ordinance. If you have any questions please contact your local DNR warden.

Community Connections Free Clinic

SWWRPC partnered with Dodgeville Community Connections Free Clinic (CCFC), whose mission is to provide basic health care for those who cannot afford or access medical services in Iowa County and surrounding areas. CCFC wanted to know and understand where their patients were coming from, number of patients per year, and patient demographics. CCFC provided aggregated data by county for each data set. SWWRPC produced a series of maps and graphs for CCFC showing various aggregated patient data. Two of those maps are available below.

Number of New Patients by County

Patient Ethnicity County


Priority Farms Identification – Lafayette County Land and Water Resource Management Plan

In early 2015, SWWRPC completed the Lafayette County Land and Water Resource Management Plan (2016-2025). One goal of the plan was to assist the Land Conservation staff to identify, contact and work with priority farms. Considering there are over 1,200 farms in Lafayette County covering 368,501 acres, contacting each farm, preparing plans, and designing and installing all the conservation practices to ensure compliance with the NR 151 nonpoint runoff rules would take several years or more staff than currently reside with Lafayette County. This would ideally be done by locating the farms that contribute the most to sediment or phosphorus loading into waterways. SWWRPC used the DNR Erosion Vulnerability Assessment for Agricultural Lands (EVAAL) tool to prioritize areas within sub-watersheds which may be vulnerable to water erosion (and thus increased nutrient export) and may contribute to downstream surface water quality problems)
To facilitate this, SWWRPC created a framework for LCD to identify priority farms. The framework used GIS to select priority farms using the following data: sub-watersheds, parcels, locations of current practices (CREP, MFL, FPP etc.) and soil erosion tool results. This process, summarized below, allows Lafayette County to identify those farms on land that is highly erodible due to natural conditions, and which is located in priority watersheds as defined by those that are impaired or proposed to be impaired. The process reduced the county scope of over 29,00 parcels to a little over 800 priority farms.
Priority Farm Identification Process:

1. Issue and asset identification: Start with all impaired waters, parcels with soil erosion index, best practice locations, sub-watersheds, and DNR managed land.

2. Target priority watersheds: Remove all sub-watersheds that do not contain impaired or proposed impaired waters.

3. Best practices: Remove all parcels that have been previously identified as having best practices, and DNR managed land.

4. Erosion potential: Remove all parcels that have low erosion potential per the EVAAL tool.

5. Erosion potential all parcels by farm owner so that implementation can occur at the farm scale, not the parcel scale. The results from this work was exported into an Excel worksheet for use by the LCD in their implementation strategy


Rail Transit Commission

Established by Charter in 1982, WRRTC is made of appointed representatives from Crawford, Dane, Grant, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock, Sauk, Walworth, and Waukesha Counties. The Commission collaborates closely with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WDOT) and Wisconsin and Southern Railroad (WSOR) to see that their communities have quality and reliable access to freight rail service.  WRRTC helps communities in southern Wisconsin be economically competitive through connection to the national rail system. The map below shows the rail transit commission lines and trails with segment information and ownership.


Southwest Verified Site

An online mapping tool for the City of Platteville that allows site selectors, real estate professionals, and businesses to search industrial park site and community information. This tool assists economic developers and communities to market industrial sites available to companies and the infrastructure in place.

Additionally, this online mapping tool identifies site acreage, available utility services, aerial and land photos, all relevant available documentation such as geotechnical, environmental and archaeological reviews, and provides an economy profile with demographics, workforce and industrial information. SWWRPC will update the online mapping tool on a continual basis to ensure up-to-date information is available for site selectors


Revolving Loan Fund


Economic Development Assistance


Platteville Redevelopment Analysis


Fair Housing and Equity Assessment