Sedgwick County...working for you

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  • GIS Manager Frank Hutto

    Frank Hutto
    GIS Manager

    p. 316.660.9290
    f. 316.262.1174

    271 W 3rd ST, Ste 602
    Wichita, KS 67203

View/Download Images Help

Download Township, City, or Special Purpose Maps

1997 Aerials

Only urban areas were photographed in 1997. These are black & white photographs in a TIFF format. File size is 30 megabytes.

2000 Aerials

The entire county, except for 11 sections, is available. These are color photographs in MrSID format. File size is 6 megabytes.

Plats

Plats in Sedgwick County in a TIFF format. File size of 50 kilobytes to 6 megabytes. Plats are updated weekly.

Clerk Maps

The quarter section maps with the numbering system used by the Sedgwick County Clerk's

Office are online. These maps are scanned at 200 dots per inch (DPI) and are updated weekly.

1997 Aerials

Orthophotography (orthophotos) is digital aerial photography. The orthophotos on this site are downloadable as TIFF images for 1997. Each 1997 photo covers one square mile.

The 1997 aerial photos are black and white photographs compressed as TIFF graphics. The file size of the 1997 range from 30 to 38 megabytes. The TIFF graphics may be inserted into a Microsoft Word file or any graphic application capable of using TIFF files.

Viewer for TIFF files

ArcExplorer ( a free viewer) for TIFF files is available at:  ESRI.COM

ArcExplorer allows TIFF images to be scaled and printed at various sizes.

Warning:  These images are very large and download time can be substantial. The 1997 files are each 30 MB (+/-).

Download Instructions:

  • Select the township with a left-click on the county map or the township name in the table below the township map.

  • A map of the selected township will pop-up in the window to the right of the county map.

Sedgwick County

  • Select the section you wish to download on the township map with a left click on your mouse.
  • A table will be displayed below the county and township maps with the entire township listed by section.
  • Additional aerial photos of other sections within the township may be downloaded from the list of sections.
  • Only urban areas have 1997 black and white photographs available.

Wichita

  • The fields returned in the table are:
    Township,
    Section,
    TFW (TIFF world file),
    TIFF aerial,
    SDW (MrSID world file),
    MrSID aerial.
  • If a 1997 B&W aerial is available, it will be displayed in the center columns. If the section was not photographed in 1997, 'no tfw' and 'no photo' will be in the center columns.
  • Move your mouse over the underlined file of the section you wish to download and right-click.
  • The 'TIFF' and 'TFW' files must be downloaded for 1997 photos used in GIS applications. Only the 'TIFF' is required for
    an image of the section.

Aerial photographs

  • Select 'Save Target As...' with a left-click.

Save Target as...

  • The Save As dialog box opens.
  • Click the arrow button to open the Save In list, then click the drive or folder where you want to save the file. If you do not see the folder you want, browse through the folders listed below the Save In list.
  • Type a new file name or use our file name in the File name box.
  • Click Save.

Save file in....

Available ortho files for each year are highlighted in blue.

File names indicate the ortho location:

1st 2 characters: County abbreviation,     i.e. sc = Sedgwick County
Characters 3 & 4: Township abbreviation, i.e. de = Delano Township
Characters 5 & 6: Section number.
Last character: o indicates an ortho file.

Example Name: scde12o
(Sedgwick County -Delano Township Section 12)

Both the TIFF and the TFW files must be downloaded to obtain a readable and scalable TIFF orthophoto.

The TIFF file contains the raster image.
The TFW file contains the real-world coordinate and scaling information.

Coordinate System Information:

Coordinate System: State Plane South (Zone 3951)
Units: Feet
Datum: NAD83

For an unscaled view, the ortho TIFF images may be opened for viewing using NT Imaging, or inserted as a picture into Microsoft Word.

For a scaled view, TIFF images may be viewed using GIS or CAD software, such as, ESRI Arcview, ARCINFO, ArcExplorer, AUTOCAD MAP.

Other software applications equipped with a TIFF image viewer, may be used as well.

Due to the large file size, it is recommended that the ortho files be downloaded prior to viewing.

ESRI ArcExplorer is downloadable as freeware at ESRI.

2000 Aerials

Orthophotography (orthophotos) is digital aerial photography. The orthophotos on this site are downloadable as MrSID images for 2000. Each 2000 photo covers one square mile. The 2000 aerials are color photographs compressed with the Lizard Tech compression technology as MrSID graphics. The file size of the MrSID compressed images range from five to seven megabytes. Although the file size of the MrSID compressed files are 1/6 the size of the black and white 1997 TIFF files, the quality of the MrSID files are superior to the 1997 image.

The MrSID files require a GeoViewer or a plug-in for Internet Explorer.

Viewing or printing a MrSID compressed file requires additional software

Free plug-in for Microsoft's Internet Explorer (  ' Internet Explorer plug in'  ) and a free geoviewer (  ' MrSID GeoViewer' ) are available from Lizard Tech. 

Instructions for installation and use of the GeoView or the Internet Explorer plug-in are available from Lizard Tech.

Warning:  These images are very large and download time can be substantial. The 2000 files are each approximately 6 MB.

Download Instructions:

  • Select the township with a left-click on the county map or the township name in the table below the township map.
  • A map of the selected township will pop-up in the window to the right of the county map.

Sedgwick County

  • Select the section you wish to download on the township map with a left click on your mouse.
  • A table will be displayed below the county and township maps with the entire township listed by section.
  • Additional aerial photos of other sections within the township may be downloaded from the list of sections.

Wichita

  • The fields returned in the table are;
    Township,
    Section,
    TFW (TIFF world file),
    TIFF aerial,
    SDW (MrSID world file),
    MrSID aerial.
  • Move your mouse over the underlined file of the section you wish to download and right-click.

Aerials

  • Select 'Save Target As...' with a left-click.

Save target as....

  • The Save As dialog box opens.
  • Click the arrow button to open the Save In list, then click the drive or folder where you want to save the file. If you do not see the folder you want, browse through the folders listed below the Save In list.
  • Type a new file name or use our file name in the File name box.
  • Click Save.

Save file in....

Available ortho files for each year are highlighted in blue.

File names indicate the ortho location:

1st 2 characters: County abbreviation,       i.e. sc = Sedgwick County
Characters 3 & 4: Township abbreviation, i.e. de = Delano Township
Characters 5 & 6: Section number.
Last character: o indicates an ortho file.

Example Name: scde12o
(Sedgwick County -Delano Township Section 12)

Both the MrSID and the SDW files must be downloaded to obtain a readable and scalable MrSID orthophoto.

The MrSID file contains the raster image.

The SDW file contains the real-world coordinate and scaling information.

Coordinate System Information:

Coordinate System: State Plane South (Zone 3951)
Units: Feet
Datum: NAD83

For a scaled view, MrSID images may be viewed using GIS or CAD software, such as, ESRI Arcview, ARCINFO, ArcExplorer.

Other software applications equipped with a TIFF image viewer, as be used as well.

Due to the large file size, it is recommended that the ortho files be downloaded prior to viewing.

ESRI ArcExplorer is downloadable as freeware at ESRI.

Sedgwick County Plats

The plats were scanned at 400 dots per inch (DPI) at actual size. The plats are high resolution images of the original plat. The download times will vary due to your connection speed and the size of the plat image file.

The TIFF images may be printed at their original size, about 30 x 30 inches, or imported into a Word document and printed at 8.5x11 inches. Word scales the images very well. Other graphic programs that are able to read TIFF image files may be used to edit and print the plat graphics.

Warning:  The plat image files vary in size; 100K to 6 megabytes.

Plats may be retrieved using three queries.

  1. Subdivision name
  2. Drawer
  3. Date filed

Search Plats by Subdivision Name:

Enter all or a portion of the Subdivision Name. Plats are returned sorted by subdivision name.

Plats may have 'Second' or '2nd' in their name. An example is 'AGILE 2ND ADDITION' which would not be listed if 'AGILE SECOND ADDITION' was entered. Entering only 'AGILE' would retrieve all three 'AGILE' subdivisions, letting you select which plat you needed to download.

The fewer letters of the subdivision name you enter, the more plats will be returned, allowing you to browse the list and select the plat you are searching for to download. If you are not sure of the spelling of the plat, enter only the three or four letters of the plat name.

How to save the Plat file.

Search by subdivision name

Search by Drawer

Enter the Drawer letter(s). Plats are returned sorted by drawer.

The Drawer letter and number is the method the Register of Deeds uses to file and store plats.

Drawer Example:

Entering 'c' in the query by Drawer will return all plats kept in the Register of Deeds drawers beginning with 'c.' It will not return subdivision names starting with 'c'. Use the 'Subdivision' query to search for Plats with names starting with the letter 'c'.'

Platted cemeteries can be found by entering the letters 'cem' since they are all filed together in this drawer.

Search by drawer

How to save the Plat file.
 

Search by Date Filed

Enter the starting and ending date using the format mm/dd/year. Plats are returned sorted by date. The closer the starting date is to the ending date, the fewer records are returned.

This query is excellent for finding the most recent plats filed to determine if a subdivison plat was filed at the Register of Deeds.

This is also a very good resource for searching for old plats. Entering 1/1/1840 for the starting date, and 12/31/1889 will return 324 early Sedgwick County plats, including plats for Wichita, Mount Hope, Queen City, Clear-Water (sic), Mulvane, Valley Center, Elgin, Derby, etc.

To Save The Selected Plat

Saving a Plat file is the same procedure for all three queries.

  • Move your mouse over the underlined file of the Plat you wish to download and right-click.

Plats

  • Select 'Save Target As...' with a left-click.

Save target as....

  • The Save As dialog box opens.
  • Click the arrow button to open the Save In list, then click the drive or folder where you want to save the file. If you do not see the folder you want, browse through the folders listed below the Save In list.
  • Type a new file name or use our file name in the File name box.
  • Click Save.

Save file in....

Clerk Quarter Section Maps

The Quarter Section maps are a TIFF graphic format. Imaging is bundled with Windows and may be used to view and print the Quarter Section map downloaded. To determine which application Windows will use to open the TIFF graphic, use the Windows Explorer to locate the Quarter Section map downloaded, and double click on the file. If an application is registered with Windows, the Quarter Section graphic will be opened with the application registered with Windows. If an application is not registered with Windows, a menu box will pop up and present a list of application for you to select to open the Quarter Section map. NOT ALL APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN QUARTER SECTION MAP GRAPHICS! Select a graphics application capable of opening TIFF graphics or obtain assistance from your computer supplier.

The Quarter Section Maps were scanned at 200 dots per inch (DPI) at actual size. The maps are high resolution images of the original Quarter Section Map in the Office of the Sedgwick County Clerk.

The download times will vary due to your connection speed and the size of the plat image file.

Warning:

The plat image files vary in size; 15K to 6.4 megabytes.

Search by date

The Quarter Section maps were scanned June 1, 2002. Only Quarter Section maps updated since June 1, 2002 will have the correct revision date.

How to save the Quarter Section file.

Search by date

Search by Addition Name:

Enter a portion of the Addition Name (or all of the name, but only an exact match of the characters entered will be returned). Entering a portion of the Addition Name will return a list of additions matching the characters entered. The Addition Name may then be selected from the list. This is useful when there is a second addition which may be recorded as '2nd' or 'Second'.

How to save the Quarter Section file.

Search by subdivision

Search by Township/Section:

'Drill down' to the quarter section you need to download by selecting the township, section, or quarter section by clicking on images of the county map and township map.

How to save the Quarter Section file.

Search by selecting township, then selecting section

Search by Addition Name:

Enter a portion of the Addition Name (or all of the name, but only an exact match of the characters entered will be returned). Entering a portion of the Addition Name will return a list of additions matching the characters entered. The Addition Name may then be selected from the list. This is useful when there is a second addition which may be recorded as '2nd' or 'Second'.

How to save the Quarter

Search by subdivision

Search by Township/Section:

'Drill down' to the quarter section you need to download by selecting the township, section, or quarter section by clicking on images of the county map and township map.

How to save the Quarter Section file.

Search by selecting township, then selecting section

To Save The Quarter Section Map File

Saving the Quarter Section Map file is the same for all three queries.

The query will return the number of records retrieved, Plat Page, and Updated Date.

Some of the Addition Name, Addition Number, and Page fields are populated and will be returned, however, most of these fields are not populated with information and will be blank.

Saving the file:

  • Move your mouse over the underlined file of the Quarter Section Map you wish to download and right-click.

Township quarter-sections

  • Select 'Save Target As...' with a left-click.

Save target as....

  • The Save As dialog box opens.
  • Click the arrow button to open the Save In list, then click the drive or folder where you want to save the file. If you do not see the folder you want, browse through the folders listed below the Save In list.
  • Type a new file name or use our file name in the File name box.
  • Click Save.

Save in.....


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Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.