Eastern Iowa GIS Day 2008

Posted Oct. 9, 2008, 6 a.m.

Presentations and videos will be available soon...

Eastern Iowa has experienced two big natural disasters this year- Tornado and Flood. In order to assist local and state government agencies, this year’s theme named as "Geospatial technologies for natural disaster management." The conference will take place October 6-7, 2008 at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, University of Northern Iowa and will feature workshop, keynote presentations, educational sessions, an exhibition, and networking opportunities.

The objectives of the conference include:

Please visit the Eastern Iowa GIS Day 2008 site.



Posted Oct. 9, 2008, 6 a.m.

The GeoTREE Center at the University of Northern Iowa has recently developed an ArcGIS extension called GeoLITE (GeoTree Lidar Tool Extension). This extension allows the user to process and analyze LiDAR data. If you interested in trying this free extension, visit our download page.


Free Workshop on July 2nd

Posted June 17, 2008, 6 a.m.

Dr. Luis Izquierdo from the University of Burgos in Spain will present a free introductory workshop on Agent Based Modeling with NetLogo software on Wednesday, July 2nd from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 in the UNI’s Innovative Teaching & Technology Center (ITTC). This workshop is sponsored by the GeoTREE Center. Dr. Izquierdo will present the fundamentals of agent based modeling and also the basics of using NetLogo (under continuous development at the Center for Connected Learning and Computer Based Modeling at Northwestern University), a freely available software for simulating natural and social phenomena. The workshop will also include a hands-on opportunity to develop simple agent based models. The workshop will require no previous experience in programming or agent based modeling although any modeling or programming experience would be beneficial. The program will break for lunch (on your own) from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Please call Jane @ 3-3713 in the GeoTREE Center to register.


Iowa Digital Atlas

Posted March 18, 2008, 6 a.m.

The Iowa Digital Atlas is a new repository of GIS data for the state of Iowa. There are several tools available. Users can extract shape files, build complex filters, and also get printable images. It is still an ongoing project, and we are still working on several things related to this project.

There is also a WMS server available.