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Job Opening in Scott County, Iowa: GIS Analyst

Friday, September 5, 2014 @ 03:01 pm
Scott County, Iowa is seeking qualified candidates for the following GIS Analyst position within the Information Technology Department. Job Title:  GIS Analyst Closing Date/Time:  Friday, 9/26/14 @ 4:30 PM Central Time Salary:  $46,010.00 – $54,142.00 Annually Job Type:  Full-time Location:  Davenport, Iowa Job Summary: The Incumbent will be part of a professional and conscientious team […]

Scott County, Iowa is seeking qualified candidates for the following GIS Analyst position within the Information Technology Department.

Job Title:  GIS Analyst

Closing Date/Time:  Friday, 9/26/14 @ 4:30 PM Central Time
Salary:  $46,010.00 – $54,142.00 Annually
Job Type:  Full-time
Location:  Davenport, Iowa

Job Summary:
The Incumbent will be part of a professional and conscientious team whose focus is to build, maintain and continuously improve the Scott County Geographic Information System for its intended purpose of delivering quality County services and improving the efficiency of County business practices. The incumbent will be involved in many aspects of GIS stewardship including data development, software support, application development, mobile and web based GIS, data analysis and distribution, research, and the production of reports, maps and other GIS outputs. The incumbent will work very closely with individual County departments and offices to meet their specific GIS needs.

Please visit the following link for additional information or to apply: http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/hr/

 

Ray Weiser, GIS Coordinator
Scott County Administrative Center
600 W 4th St
Davenport, IA 52801-1030
Office: (563) 328-4137
Cell: (563) 940-5012
ray.weiser@scottcountyiowa.com


Scott County 2014 Aerial Photogrpahy

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 @ 10:25 am
Just a quick update on an exciting project for 2014!  Scott County is currently acquiring aerial imagery for 2014 as part of a greater Quad Cities orthophotography consortium. Planes have been in the air the past couple of weeks and should be finishing up soon. The final product will be a 3″ GSD photo (every […]

Just a quick update on an exciting project for 2014!  Scott County is currently acquiring aerial imagery for 2014 as part of a greater Quad Cities orthophotography consortium. Planes have been in the air the past couple of weeks and should be finishing up soon. The final product will be a 3″ GSD photo (every pixel in the photo represents 3″ on the ground). Our last flight in 2009 was a 5″ GSD product so this will be a noticeable improvement in quality.

If you happen to be out and about and run across some white panels pinned to the ground in either “X” or “T” configurations, you’re looking at our photo-identifiable ground control markers.  Please do not disturb them!  We will remove them after flights are completed.  Here’s a photos of one somewhere in the county:

Aerial target paneled for the 2014 spring flight.

Aerial target paneled for the 2014 spring flight.

It takes some time to process the photos after they are collected but the final imagery will be available in the August – October, 2014 time frame. We plan to incorporate the new aerials into our online GIS Web application for easy access.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Scott County GIS Coordinator at (563) 328-4137 or by email at gis@scottcountyiowa.com.


Scott County, Iowa Section Corner Update (February 06, 2014)

Thursday, February 6, 2014 @ 02:35 pm
Scott County maintains a GIS database of all section corners within the county. Corner certificates from the Recorder’s Office and tie sheets maintained by the Secondary Roads Department are published to the GIS databases on a regular basis. The GIS data is packaged for use with ESRI’s free ArcReader application. This update contains corner certificates and tie […]

Scott County maintains a GIS database of all section corners within the county. Corner certificates from the Recorder’s Office and tie sheets maintained by the Secondary Roads Department are published to the GIS databases on a regular basis. The GIS data is packaged for use with ESRI’s free ArcReader application.

This update contains corner certificates and tie book sheets through February 06, 2014. The data package and additional information can be accessed here: Scott County Section Corner GIS Data (February 06, 2014).

To download the free ESRI ArcReader software, click here external link.

To look for corner certificates recorded after February 06, 2014 please visit Scott County Land Records Online.


Scott County, Iowa Section Corner Update (May 13, 2013)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @ 09:43 am
Scott County maintains a GIS database of all section corners within the county. Corner certificates from the Recorder’s Office and tie sheets maintained by the Secondary Roads Department are published to the GIS databases on a regular basis. The GIS data is packaged for use with ESRI’s free ArcReader application. This update contains corner certificates and tie […]

Scott County maintains a GIS database of all section corners within the county. Corner certificates from the Recorder’s Office and tie sheets maintained by the Secondary Roads Department are published to the GIS databases on a regular basis. The GIS data is packaged for use with ESRI’s free ArcReader application.

This update contains corner certificates and tie book sheets through May 13, 2013. The data package and additional information can be accessed here: Scott County Section Corner GIS Data (May 13, 2013).

To download the free ESRI ArcReader software, click here external link.

To look for corner certificates recorded after May 13, 2013 please visit Scott County Land Records Online.


Section Corner GIS Data Update ' March 15, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012 @ 05:27 pm
Scott County maintains a GIS database of all section corners within the county. Corner certificates from the Recorder?s Office and tie sheets maintained by the Secondary Roads Department are published to the GIS databases on a regular basis. The GIS data is packaged for use with ESRI?s free ArcReader application. This update contains corner certificates and tie […]

Scott County maintains a GIS database of all section corners within the county. Corner certificates from the Recorder?s Office and tie sheets maintained by the Secondary Roads Department are published to the GIS databases on a regular basis. The GIS data is packaged for use with ESRI?s free ArcReader application.

This update contains corner certificates and tie book sheets through March 15, 2012. The data package and additional information can be accessed here: Scott County Section Corner GIS Data ? March 15, 2012.

To download the free ESRI ArcReader software, click here external link.

To look for corner certificates recorded after March 15, 2012 please visit Scott County Land Records Online.


Section Corner GIS Data Update

Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 07:43 pm
Scott County maintains a GIS database of all section corners within the county. Corner certificates from the Recorder’s Office and tie sheets maintained by the Secondary Roads Department are published to the GIS databases on a regular basis. The GIS data is packaged for use with ESRI’s free ArcReader application. This update contains corner certificates and tie […]

Scott County maintains a GIS database of all section corners within the county. Corner certificates from the Recorder’s Office and tie sheets maintained by the Secondary Roads Department are published to the GIS databases on a regular basis. The GIS data is packaged for use with ESRI’s free ArcReader application.

This update contains corner certificates and tie book sheets through September 30, 2011. The data package and additional information can be accessed here: Scott County Section Corner GIS Data – September 30, 2011

To download the free ESRI ArcReader software, click here.

To look for corner certificates recorded after September 30, 2011 please visit Scott County Land Records Online.


Scott County 2009 Aerials now on Google Map

Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 12:23 pm
The Scott County 2009 digital orthophotos (aerial photos) can now be used by residents, visitors and businesses in the very popular and familiar Google Map application. By making our imagery available on Google Map we are reaching more users and getting the most out of our investment in local data. Check out a sample of […]

The Scott County 2009 digital orthophotos (aerial photos) can now be used by residents, visitors and businesses in the very popular and familiar Google Map application. By making our imagery available on Google Map we are reaching more users and getting the most out of our investment in local data.

Check out a sample of the aerial photo on Google Map here.


Scott County Iowa GIS Web Service (Beta)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 @ 02:58 pm
We’ve just released the beat version of the new Scott County website! Please feel free to try it out and contact the GIS office with any questions. This is a work in progress so please share your comments and suggestions. The web site design team was comprised of several staff members from the Auditor’s Office, […]

We’ve just released the beat version of the new Scott County website! Please feel free to try it out and contact the GIS office with any questions. This is a work in progress so please share your comments and suggestions.

The web site design team was comprised of several staff members from the Auditor’s Office, County Assessor, City Assessor, Planning & Development, and IT staff from Scott County, Bettendorf and Davenport. The web site is designed to provide fast, easy access to county wide mapping and information including aerial photographs, real estate data, roads and a variety of other resources. Available features include ownership information, assessed values, sales data, property dimensions for each real estate parcel in Scott County. Links provide connections to scanned documents and existing tax and assessor records.

Link: Scott County Iowa GIS Web Service (beta)
The website is hosted by the Sidwell Company.


Scott County Iowa GIS Web Service

Thursday, March 17, 2011 @ 06:41 pm
Web access to Scott County, Iowa GIS data is just around the corner! Data will soon be published online as the Scott County Iowa GIS Web Service. Currently in development, the Beta release is tentatively scheduled for April 5th. For testing purposes the service may be available sooner but in an unsupported/development role. The web […]

Screen shot of Beta Scott County Iowa GIS Map Service

Web access to Scott County, Iowa GIS data is just around the corner! Data will soon be published online as the Scott County Iowa GIS Web Service. Currently in development, the Beta release is tentatively scheduled for April 5th. For testing purposes the service may be available sooner but in an unsupported/development role. The web site is being hosted and developed in partnership with The Sidwell Company.

The Scott County Iowa GIS Web Service represents the cap stone of a multi-year data development effort which includes aerial photography, parcels, surveys and related ownership information, addressing, roads and many other reference layers. This effort was supported by the Scott County Board, department heads, elected officials, many staff and vendors including The Schneider Corporation, Midland GIS, and Kucera International.

A Quad City Times article covering the Scott County Iowa GIS Map Service was posted Sunday, March 13th and is viewable here.


Scott County Geologic Mapping Update

Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 06:08 pm
The Iowa DNR and Iowa Geologic Survey approached us in the Fall of 2007 to educate us on their geologic mapping program and to ask us for our support to map two USGS quadrangles (Davenport East and Davenport West). We provided a letter of support for that effort and they were subsequently able to secure […]

The Iowa DNR and Iowa Geologic Survey approached us in the Fall of 2007 to educate us on their geologic mapping program and to ask us for our support to map two USGS quadrangles (Davenport East and Davenport West). We provided a letter of support for that effort and they were subsequently able to secure approval (at no cost to Scott County). They recently completed that project and you can view the resulting maps in PDF format here:

Iowa DNR Geologic Maps for Scott County

We have not yet received the GIS format files, but expect they will be available shortly. This information will be valuable for planning and environmental analysis.

The Iowa DNR and IGS are now hoping to take the next step. They would like to continue mapping the rest of Scott County through the Iowa STATEMAP program! They have again asked us for a letter of support to demonstrate local interest and value. I believe the geologic data will be very useful, particularly to our Health and Planning departments.

Improved geologic data will be useful in a number of county applications. For example, our Health Department is interested in identifying the areas of the county susceptible to groundwater contamination and is investigating the use of sand point wells, nitrate levels and other important factors that contribute to this problem. Septic systems are also a concern.

The Scott County Planning and Development Department has recently updated the Scott County Comprehensive Plan. They can leverage geologic, land use, zoning and other related spatial data in GIS to improve decision making for land use and resource management.

There is potential to use the geologic data in Conservation, Secondary Roads and Solid Waste Management. We anticipate working in partnership with the IGS and Iowa DNR to find other uses for the information as our own local GIS layer development efforts continue and more data is added to the mix.



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