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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The GIS section is responsible for the development, management, and coordination of the Department's Natural Resource Geographic Information System (NRGIS). The section also provides software and geospatial data support for Department programs and geospatial data access to the general public.

NRGIS Data Library – https://programs.iowadnr.gov/nrgislibx/
The Natural Resources Geographic Information System (NRGIS) Library is a geospatial data repository developed and maintained by the GIS section and consists of more than 20,000 geographically referenced data sets and GIS web services.  The purpose of the NRGIS Library is to improve the availability, integration, and analysis of natural resource information and improve decisions to carry out agency responsibilities related to the management, protection and development of Iowa's natural resources.

 
Help/Support
The GIS section can provide help and support for geospatial data and GIS software within the Department. Please contact specific staff for questions.
 

Chris Ensminger Section Supervisor
   
GIS Analysis and Support
Kathryne Clark, GISP GIS Analyst - Forestry and Natural Resources
Chris Kahle GIS Analyst - LiDAR processing, Flood plain program
Calvin Wolter GIS Analyst - Hydrologic modeling and SWAT
Claire Hruby Research Geologist - Groundwater Quality
   
GIS Data and Applications
Casey Kohrt NRGIS Librarian / Spatial Database Administrator
Patrick Wilke-Brown, GISP Geospatial Applications Coordinator / Application developer

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