Geographic Information System & Mapping

What is a GIS?

GIS, stands for Geographic Information System, it  is a live, intelligent mapping system that allows for the collection of data using "real world" geographic coordinates.

This information is useful in making maps, but it is also useful in decision making, such as engineering and planning development, natural disaster recovery, environmental impact studies, criminology and much more.  Almost everything has a geographic component that can be mapped.

GIS:"An organized collection of computer hardware, software, geographic data, and personnel designed to efficiently capture, store, update, manipulate, analyze, and display all forms of geographically referenced information."

GIS supports all departments within the City of Fort Dodge, as well as providing support to developers and citizens.

Want to see more? ......  check out some of our resources:



>> WEBCOGIS             Webster County, Iowa GIS Online

>> GIS.IASTATE.EDU  Iowa Geographic Map Server

>> ESRI GIS.COM        Environmental Research Systems Institute


>> Click here to learn more about GPS and its use in Public Works

>> Click here to see the GIS Map Collection

Looking for general directions and an internet street map?

      Visit Google Maps

Contact Us

David M. Odor, GIS Specialist
City Hall (more)
819 1st Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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  • Phone: (515) 576-4551 x 1004
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