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Iowa NRCS Geospatial Technology Support

This site was developed to provide technical support to NRCS staff who are using geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), and associated geospatial technologies.

  • ArcGIS - Provides support information and downloads for ArcGIS 8.3, and 9.x, including tools and extensions.
  • ArcView GIS - Provides support information and downloads for ArcView GIS 3.x, including ArcView extensions.
  • (Note this software is no longer being supported by NRCS)
  • Geodata - Provides information about NRCS GIS datasets.
  • GIS Data Sources -  Provides links to some of the most helpful GIS natural resource information on the Internet.
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS) - Provides support information for NRCS Garmin backpack systems and other GPS information.
  • Iowa Geographic Map Server - Provides free online access to geographically referenced digital data, including digital orthophotos (aerial photos), topographic maps, and land cover. Users can browse and download data in various image file  formats, for use in desktop  applications, including Geographic Information Systems.
  • Mobile/Hand-held computers (PDAs) - Provides support information for various PDAs used for gathering data in the field and in conjunction with  ArcView GIS.