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Finding GIS Data: MCLIO


MCAMLIS Documentation

Use these PDFs to understand your MCAMLIS Topo-Planimetric data download:

LiDAR available via MCLIO

LiDAR data including DEM, Hillshade, Smooth, Slope, Height Above Ground, and LAS Point files are available for Milwaukee County.

Download 2010 LiDAR Data: for DEM, Hillshade, Smooth, Slope, Height Above Ground, and LAS Points.

Download 2015 LiDAR Data: (Currently only DEM and LAS Points for 2015). 

Milwaukee County Automated Mapping Land Information System (MCAMLIS)

How to use MCAMLIS:

The Topo/ Planimetric county-wide data download offers users some of the most comprehensive basemap data available for Milwaukee County. This data includes natural and man-made features. It is available county-wide, or for specific areas. 

To download all of Milwaukee County, visit the Data Download Portal, and select "Download geodatabases of countywide data"
To find data by quarter, visit the
MCLIO Data Download App


Topo/Planimetric data is available for download as .SHP or .DWG (for use in either arcMap or AutoCAD, respectively)

Data included in the Topo/Planimetric MCAMLIS download:


  • Marshes, Trees


  • Fences, Structures, Ruins, Dams, Piers, Sea Walls or Dock Walls, Bridges, Cemeteries, Concrete, Open Storage, Stockpiles, Areas Under Construction, Quarries, Guard Rails, Overhead Structures, Patios or Decks, Pools, Tanks or Silos, Signs or Billboards, Walls, Propane Tanks


  • Water Bodies, Water Flow, Culverts


  • Athletic Fields, Courts, Baseball Diamonds, Bleachers, Golf Courses

Survey Control: 

  • National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Triangulation Stations, Traverse Stations, Photo Centers, Bench Marks

Topo Contours: 

  • Index Contours, Index Depressions, Approximate Index Contours, Approximate Index Depressions, Intermediate Contours, Intermediate Depressions, Approximate Intermediate Contours, Approximate Intermediate Depressions, Text Clipped Intermediate Contours and Depressions, Building Clipped Intermediate Contours and Depressions, Spot Elevation, Water Elevation


  • Paved Roads, Paved Road Medians or Boulevards, Clipped Paved Roads, Private Roads, Private Road Medians or Boulevards, Unimproved Roads, Paved Driveways, Unpaved Driveways, Paved Parking, Unpaved Parking, Trails, Sidewalks, Railroads, Abandoned Railways, Paved Airport Runways, Unpaved Airport Runways, Paved and Unpaved Shoulders


  • Tower Footings, Transmission Towers, Communications Towers, Power or Telephone Poles, Light Poles, Pipelines, Substation Structures

The Cadastral data download offers users land ownership, real estate, and property taxation information. These can be downloaded for specific areas, or county-wide.

MCAMLIS Cadastral data download includes:

  • Condos, Certified Survey Maps, Cartographic Features, Street Right of Way, Parcels including dimensions, Taxkeys, Roads and Railways, Sub-Developments

Many of these layers and more are available individually via the MCLIO Data Download Portal. Also available here are LAS point files and aerial photographs.

Request Data from the AGSL

For help with these resources or to request data from the AGSL, please fill out the Data Request Form.

Data Request Form Geospatial Data Homepage E-mail us

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American Geographical Society Library

UWM Libraries, 3rd Floor, East Wing
2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 229-6282