Join ICIGO today!

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ICIGO is a student organization within the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences that utilizes experiences and skills gained in the classroom to support projects focused on sustainability in the community and state.

This semester ICIGO is excited to welcome new members with a background, or interest, in GIS, analytics, leadership, organization, and visualization. The group requires 2-3 hours of participation a week and participation in regular meetings. You may apply for one semester hour of credit of Undergraduate Research as part of your semester long project. Please contact Prof. Marc Linderman for more information about the course or stop by 312 Jessup Hall.

If you're interested in joining ICIGO, e-mail GIS Administrator, Adam Skibbe. Please identify your year and major, as well as any experience you might have with GIS or other relevant research/classwork. Anyone who is interested and willing to commit a few hours to a project is encouraged to join.

Benefits of joining ICIGO

  • Hands-on experience with GIS applications
  • Web content design, visualizations, and spatial analyses
  • Project management and team project experience
  • Work in teams made up of people with varying levels and types of skills
  • Collaboration and networking with non-profit organizations
  • Completed projects for use in a future portfolio and resume
  • A unique spatial perspective on your discipline 

Past projects

Map of farms and distributors that contribute to the Local Food Alliance.

Created by Chelsea Krist, Lauren Leskovac, Veena Patel and Lisa Bonar

Client: Johnson County Local Food Alliance

This map shows the locations of farmers and distributors in the Johnson County area who contribute to the Local Food Alliance.

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Map of Iowa wind patterns

Created by Riley Gardam, Bailey Hanson, and Jon Rohrer

Client: I-Renew

Wind patterns in the state of Iowa were mapped for use by I-Renew in order to more accurately advise residents about the applicability of wind power in their area.

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Have questions?

We encourage non-governmental organizations, city and state agencies, and student organizations to contact us if you have ideas for projects related to spatial analyses, mapping, or visualization to support the community and promote sustainability. If you have any questions related to projects or potential projects, feel free to contact us by email below or you may call the Geography Department directly.

Examples of past and current projects include mapping campus-wide sustainability efforts, mapping and visualization of local and organic producers, merchants and markets, visualization of campus health activities and more. Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding projects or joining ICIGO.

Portrait of Marc Linderman

Marc Linderman

Associate Professor
Portrait of Adam Skibbe

Adam Skibbe

Senior GIS Administrator
Adjunct Instructor