Guthrie County E911 Office
200 North 5th Street
Guthrie Center, IA 50115
Ph: (641) 747-8320
Fax: (641) 747-8916
Hrs: 8:00 to 4:30 (M-F)
> County Maps
From the beginning of the E911 system one of the goals was to have
an excellent map system. The County has partnered with a company,
Hansenís M & M Services, in Audubon that developed the original maps
(under a former owner) and has maintained the maps since then. Also,
this company is the mapping company for the seven-county South
Central Iowa Regional E911 Board of which Guthrie County is a
There are three basic rural maps. Maps are maintained for the
County, one for Lake Panorama, and one for Lake Diamondhead. This
Dept. notifies the map company of any new address, deleted address,
any road change, etc. The map is then updated the day of the
notification. Thus any map printed after that date will have the
change on it. This keeps the maps current at all times.
Maps also have other things on them. County parks, areas such as
Lakin Slough, the bike trail route, and other major utility lines
are in the system. These maps are generated in multiple colors with
a legend to show what these colors indicate.
The great thing about the system is that M &M can produce maps of
various sizes from quite large to very small. Details vary of course
at the different sizes. Also, on special request the map can be set
to show whatever details a person wishes and to delete things that
are not of interest. As an example, a map could be ordered that
would not show anyoneís specific address (just a line where the
residence is) to provide a map thatís uncluttered if one wanted to
draw or write on the map.
This Dept. keeps a small number of maps of several sizes on hand. By
only keeping a couple of each kind, the maps are always quite
current on any changes made. Prices range from as low as $2.00 to up
to $27.00 or more depending on the size of the map and what
specialty type of map you might want. Contact this Dept. to either
get a map or to check on a special order. Also, those wanting a Lake
Panorama map can contact the Lake Panorama Association office. We
keep a couple of maps there for sale at all times at a price of
$27.00 for this approximately 3í x 4í color map.
Further, in the last two years the Regional E911 Board has developed
city maps. These are very detailed maps (in color) that were
developed with review and evaluation by each town in the County.
These maps are updated by each City Clerk notifying Hansenís M & M
Services of all address changes, etc. Although we do not keep extra
copies of these city maps, we can get any city map needed within a
few days through Hansenís M & M Services. We do keep one set of maps
at all times and anyone could come in to look at them at any time
the Courthouse is open and we are in.