Geographic Information Systems at the DNR
The GIS section is responsible for the development, management, and distribution of the Department's Natural Resource Geographic Information System (NRGIS). This includes data collection and analysis that may be required for various resource investigations and in support of making natural resource management decisions. We deliver data in various formats to decision makers and the general public. We also provide GIS support and training to other sections of the DNR.
What we do:
Data Collection and Production - Making good natural resource management decisions first requires good data. There are many GIS projects that have focused on collecting and producing basic data on Iowa's natural resources. See our Data Collection and Production Projects for more information.
Data Analysis - Good decisions require analysis of the available data. See our Data Analysis Projects for more information.
Data Distribution - GIS data is distributed in several ways to support decision making about Iowa's natural resources.
NRGIS Library - The DNR's clearinghouse for the repository of GIS data.
Web Services - Live data as Web Mapping Services for use in applications.
Web Mapping Applications:
The GIS section can provide help and support for geospatial data and GIS software within the Department. Please contact specific staff for questions.
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