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Finding and Using GIS Data

The AGS Library's Guide to Finding GIS data and working with it for your specific project needs
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Wisconsin Department of Health Services Open Data Portal


About: This website is where you can find, view, and download GIS data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Data Available: Shapefiles, Service endpoints

Topics Include: COVID-19 data, Hospitals, Clinics, Service Areas, Health Departments, Local offices, Long-term care facilities, nursing homes, Food share, family care, etc.


How to get GIS data

1. Navigate to the data portal:

2. Choose one of the pre-defined categories or use the search box.

3. Click on a dataset to see more information.

4. Use the "download" drop down box to see available formats.

5. Alternatively, use the "data source" link to see the URL for the live service layer.

COVID-19 Instructions

How to get COVID-19 data

1. COVID-19 data is highly available and is one of the topics the Wisconsin Department of Health is focusing on. Here you can download the following Wisconsin data sets:

  • COVID-19 Case Data
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Data
  • COVID-19 Testing Sites

2. Click whichever dataset that is most applicable to your use. (In this example we will be using COVID-19 Case Data)

3. Scroll to the bottom of the page to choose which dataset is most applicable. For the most updated State and County data choose the Updated Data*. For larger scale map data you can choose the data on the Original data column.


4. Once you select your data it will direct you to this page. Simply click the download button to obtain the data.

Request Data from the AGSL

Still Stuck?

If you are having trouble finding the data you are looking for, the AGS Library may be able to help.

  • Use the buttons below to view our Geospatial Data homepage, request data from our collection, or e-mail us with questions.
  • You can make an appointment for an in-person or virtual consultation, just e-mail
  • We are located in the Golda Meir Library at UWM on the 3rd floor of the East Wing. Phone: (414) 229-6282.
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