Services for Pottawattamie County Communities

Services for Pottawattamie County Communities

Communities in Pottawattamie County are entitled to various GIS services at no cost or half price.  Below is a list of services provided followed by the pricing for each.


  • Utility Mapping. We have two GPS devices that are available to be used to map your utilities.  We have helped three communities map their sanitary, storm and water systems.  The benefit of mapping your utilities is great.  Knowing the location of your infrastructure is vital.  Communicating the locations to contractors or other city staff is fundamental.  The only cost is your time.
  • Zoning.  We recently worked with Council Bluffs to map their zoning, permits, historic districts, etc…  This information is now being served on the new GIS website.  It is important for citizens, businesses and developers to be aware of zoning opportunities and restrictions.
  • Other mapped data.  It is said that 85% of all databases have a spatial component.  If you maintain data in a spreadsheet or database it’s very likely that it could be mapped.  To visually see that data on a map is likely beneficial to many.  Cemetery plots, permits, parks, road maintenance, hydrant reports are all examples that I’ve seen.  Depending on the amount of work the costs could vary, but will be half ($30/hour) of what is charged to outside agencies.
  • Printing.  Consider us a print shop.  We have a large format printer, scanner, and laminator.  We can scan or copy original documents for posterity.  We can print (and export) maps for your offices, meetings, events or brochures.

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Hope 4 Iowa

The HOPE 4 IOWA Crisis Call Line connects individuals in crisis to a helping hand and the resources to address and improve mental wellness. Available 24/7. For more information visit our website here.








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Pottawattamie County Emergency Notification System

Pottawattamie Alert is the countywide emergency notification system serving all residents within Pottawattamie County and its communities.

Part of the Alert Iowa System, Pottawattamie Alert is a high-speed notification and weather warning service. This no-charge service is available to businesses and residents of Pottawattamie County and its Communities that allows public officials to warn citizens of pending emergencies, critical public information during disasters, recommended protective actions, and provides automated severe weather warnings tailored to your preferences. The system can also be used to provide other important information to communities.