A geographic information
system (GIS) is a computer mapping system capable of assembling, storing,
manipulating, and displaying geographically referenced information (i.e. spatial
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, public health, conservation, 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 Department Responsibilities:
GIS Department will work in planning, organizing, and directing GIS activities
within Delaware County, Iowa.
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.
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 Delaware 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
in coordination with the Delaware County, Iowa GIS Committee.
Address of GIS office:
Delaware County Courthouse
301 E Main Street
Manchester, Iowa 52057
Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
GIS Department E-Mail
Employees in the GIS Department:
used in the GIS office
County Real Estate Map & Property Search
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