A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer mapping system capable
of assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically referenced
information (i.e. spatial data).
Clay County, Iowa - Geographic Information System (GIS)
A geographic information system (GIS) is a
computer mapping system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, and
displaying geographically referenced information (i.e. spatial data).
What is a GIS used for?
Local governments (Counties/Cities) typically involve a variety of agencies
including assessors, auditors, engineering, planning, public works, public
safety, recorders, treasurers, and zoning. These agencies are relying more on
GIS technology to plan new land developments, determine tax valuations, maintain
real estate land records, manage public works networks, route emergency
vehicles, analyze crime and accident patterns, manage transportation systems and
study environmental issues.
GIS Coordinator Job Responsibilities and Duties:
The GIS Coordinator will work in planning, organizing, and directing GIS
activities within Clay County, Iowa. The Coordinator will report to the Clay
County, Iowa GIS Commission Chair.
Work involves responsibility for providing technical expertise and supervision
for the day-to-day implementation and operation of GIS within the context of
programs and policy directives.
Duties also include coordinating GIS activities of all departments, managing GIS
vendor contracts, planning and organizing system development activities and
other GIS project management activities.
Other activities include:
GIS resources for Clay County, Iowa
user needs with input from user departments
contracts with GIS hardware, software, and data conversion vendors, and other
providers of GIS products and services
in preparation of annual budget for GIS operations, capital expenditures, and
with and coordinate the Clay County, Iowa GIS Committee
related work as required
of the Clay County Geographical Information System (GIS) and the various
departmental web sites.
GIS Maps (available in .pdf format)
Office holder name:
Appointed by the Board of Supervisors July 2011
300 W 4th St. Suite 4-A
Spencer, Iowa 51301
Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.
used in the GIS/IT office
Clay County GIS on line
(requires MS Silverlight)
IGIC - Iowa Geographic
ICIT - Iowa Counties
Other Related Links:
Iowa Geospatial Data