RAGBRAI Learn about the Land; Day 7, July 2008

(2008) RAGBRAI Learn about the Land; Day 7, July 2008. Natural Resources, Department of


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Iowa’s land was mapped long before it was declared a state. Since Lewis and Clark published their journey across the North American west in 1814, many different uses for maps have been found. Today there are maps of Iowa’s roads, waterways, landscape features, geology, and land use. One of the more recent mapping efforts has involved using a technology called LiDAR. This technology creates a topographic map of Iowa’s elevation that is accurate to within eight inches, ten times higher resolution than in previous elevation maps.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: RAGBRAI, DNR, Landscape
Subjects: State government > State agencies
Recreation and tourism
Land use, development, and construction > Land use planning
ID Code: 6470
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 29 Jul 2008 18:56
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2008 18:56
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/6470