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)

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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:

Manages GIS resources for Clay County, Iowa
 
Determines user needs with input from user departments
 
Manages contracts with GIS hardware, software, and data conversion vendors, and other providers of GIS products and services
 
Assists in preparation of annual budget for GIS operations, capital expenditures, and professional services
 
Work with and coordinate the Clay County, Iowa GIS Committee
 
Perform related work as required

Coordination of the Clay County Geographical Information System (GIS) and the various departmental web sites.


GIS Maps (available in .pdf format)

James Worm GIS Coordinator

Office holder name:
James Worm
Appointed by the Board of Supervisors July 2011

Address of GIS:
Clay County
Administration Building
300 W 4th St. Suite 4-A
Spencer, Iowa 51301


Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.


Phone Number:
(712) 264-3902

FAX Number:
(712) 262-5793


GIS Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the GIS/IT office


GIS Links:

Clay County GIS on line
(requires MS Silverlight)

IGIC - Iowa Geographic
Information Council


ICIT - Iowa Counties
Information Technology


Other Related Links:
Iowa Geospatial Data
Clearinghouse

   
 
             

Little Sioux River

Peterson Library

Little Sioux River

Rock Forest School District Building