The University of Iowa

Geographical & Sustainability Sciences

Tree Inventory

Manchester Digital Tree Inventory

As part of the ICIGO student organization within the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, students will conduct an on-site tree study and create a GIS-based digital inventory for city-owned trees in Manchester, Iowa.
Waterloo Fire Rescue

Fire Rescue Community Risk Assessment

As part of the ICIGO student organization within the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, students used GIS to analyze risk factors and indicators of emergency management hotspots in Waterloo. Community Risk Reduction is defined...
Waterloo Neighborhoods

Waterloo Neighborhood Maps

As part of the ICIGO student organization within the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, students will create visually-appealing and dynamic maps to show organizational and jurisdictional subsections of Waterloo. The geography...

Webster City GIS Wayfinding

As part of the ICIGO student organization within the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, students examined wayfinding placement in Webster City, Iowa. They used Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools to identify and recommend...
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Keokuk - Lead and Copper Utility Mapping

As part of the ICIGO student organization within the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, students created maps of lead and copper utility lines in Keokuk. The identification of lead and copper service lines has risen to the top...

Regional Brownfields and Social Vulnerability

In a report to the the East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA), a student in the Geographical & Sustainability Studies: Senior Project Seminar class completed an independent project that evaluated spatial relationships between...
Geography student shares her work to Mason city residents

North Iowa Farmers Market Site Evaluation

In a report to the City of Mason City and North Iowa Farmers’ Market Board of Directors, a student in the Geographical & Sustainability Studies: Senior Project Seminar class completed an independent project that evaluated two Mason City farmers...
Students sharing initial presentation with Mason City community partners

Flooding Risk Assessment using HAZUS modeling

Students in the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences course GIS for Environmental Studies course conducted a flooding risk assessment for the Cerro Gordo County Emergency Management Agency using HAZUS modeling software. University...

Urban Ecology

Students in a geography class completed two separate projects for Iowa City. The first project focused on the ecological functions of roadside vegetation in Iowa City, including identification of roadside land area in the city that can be...

Radon Mapping

A student in the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences assisted the Siouxland District Health Department with this goal by researching and mapping information about radon concentrations at zip code level throughout Woodbury County...