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RSVP for Earth Observation Day celebration

The ISU GIS Facility, in collaboration with AmericaView, will host the annual Earth Observation Day celebration from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in 248 Durham as part of Earth Science Week. Featured speaker Gregg Hadish, a staff member of ISU GIS Facility and Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service, will give a hands-on demo of the Iowa Geographic Map Server — a browser-based website for statewide Iowa imagery. The presentation will highlight recent innovations to the map server, including an updated interface as well as many new features and image services. Hadish has been involved with the development of the Iowa Geographic Map Server for nearly 20 years.

Iowa Geographic Map Server hosts statewide Iowa imagery dating back to the 1930s through spring 2018 as well as layers of elevation data (Lidar hillshade, contours), high-resolution land cover data, and historical data including the 1880s General Land Office maps and Andreas Atlas. Many of the layers are available as web services within GIS software. This is one of the most robust, publicly available spatial imagery datasets in the country. This treasure trove of Iowa imagery is waiting to be incorporated into your research.  This workshop is for all levels, and there will be time for questions. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Amy Logan as computer space is limited.

September 27, 2018 2:46 pm