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?
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 Monroe County, Iowa.
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:
resources for Monroe 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,
preparation of annual budget for GIS operations, capital expenditures, and
and coordinate the Monroe County, Iowa GIS Committee,
related work as required,
Coordination of the Monroe County Geographical Information System (GIS)
Monroe County Courthouse
10 Benton Avenue East
Albia, Iowa 52531
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm
used in the GIS office