Jones County Geographic Information System (GIS)
The Jones County GIS Project began in April 2002 when the Jones County Board of Supervisors informally authorized the creation of a GIS Committee consisting of members from the following county departments: Auditor, Assessor, Board of Supervisors, Emergency Management, Engineer and Environmental Health. In August 2004, Jones County selected The Sidwell Company to implement a county-wide GIS with the creation of a cadastral database, aerial photography, different types of districts and agricultural land valuation software. The cadastral database includes data such as parcels, corporate boundaries, roads, water features, subdivisions, township and section lines and much more.
The Jones County GIS is a time and cost effective way to provide accurate information to local residents, businesses and decision makers. GIS provides a “one stop-shop” where data from each of the county offices can be accessed from a single location! Tasks that previously took hours or days can now be accomplished in a much shorter time frame. GIS also allows high quality images to be printed that are more accurate and easier to interpret than previous records that were maintained by hand.
GIS has already been implemented in several departments for everyday use and/or projects. The potential uses for the Jones County GIS are essentially unlimited. It is a powerful tool, the demand for which will only increase as users see the benefits and possibilities it offers.
Kristi Aitchison, GIS Coordinator
Jones County Courthouse
500 West Main Street Room 123
Anamosa, IA 52205
Phone: (319) 462-5303