Welcome to the City of Le Mars, Mapping Department Page. The Mapping Department is located at the new Public Works Building at 800 18th Street SW.
The mission of the Mapping Department is to develop and maintain a Geographic Information System (GIS). GIS and Mapping provide a computerized link between geographic features, such as fire hydrants, and their corresponding feature specific data, such as the manufacturer, year installed, and the date of last maintenance. With this type of an informational database, City departments can more effectively operate on a daily basis and plan for the future.
GIS Mapping has one full time employee consisting of a Mapping Manager. We are currently busy mapping the City's entire service infrastructure including all the street signs, sewer, water, and storm drain systems. Once this work is completed, our goal is to provide opportunities for enhanced information sharing between City departments, outside agencies, and the general public.
As of December 10th, 2015 the Mapping Department now does all the underground locating for the City, Which includes all Water Main, Sewer Main and the Storm Sewer System. If you need to have locates done Call 811 or 1(800) 292-8989, or you can file online at http://www.iowaonecall.com/ to send an E ticket. The City is responsible for locating only City services. Private Service lines are the responsibility of the One Call ticket owner calling it in.
Some of the Responsibilities of the Mapping Department are to:
Performs all computer operations (Word processing, Excel, Power Point, AutoCAD, WaterCad, PC Survey, Total Station, GPS, GIS, and any/all related operations)
Creates and maintains a Data Base System
Creates and Maintains a Digital Record/Storage System
Creates and Maintains a Paper Record/Storage System
Personally obtain/acquire the necessary field data using GPS and Arcpad software
Works with other City Staff to obtain/acquire the necessary field data
Work with City hired Consultants to obtain/acquire the necessary field data
Organizes all files, records, maps, drawings and information with emphasis for easy retrieval and long term keeping
Alert City Staff in each respective department of any problems or concerns that are found during collection of system information/data
General Duties of the Mapping Department
Performs all activities necessary to create, maintain, record and store all mapping required for City of Le Mars, including but not limited to:
Public Works, Streets, Lighting, Signal Systems
Storm Sewer and Drainage System
Sanitary Sewer/Wastewater Systems
Water Distribution/Storage/Treatment Systems
Public Buildings and Facilities
Emergency Management Systems
General Mapping (Platting, Zoning, Aerial, Topo, Cemetery)
Other Mapping as required from time to time
The GIS Mapping Department hours of business are 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Monday thru Friday.
The mission of the City of Le Mars Mapping staff is to support the activities of the City of Le Mars and its citizens by providing and maintaining accurate, current and complete geospatial data. Using the Geographic Information System (GIS), the staff will enable the managers and citizens to make decisions impacting the future of the City of Le Mars in an informed and logical manner.
WaterCad V8I XM Specialist
City GIS/GPS Specialist
City of Le Mars - Public Works
800 18th Street SW
Le Mars, IA 51031
City of Le Mars
40 Central Avenue SE
Le Mars, Iowa 51031