View Five Decades of Land Use Changes

In October, the Iowa DNR announced completion of a mapping system showing five decades of changes to the landscape. The public can view how development and urbanization has changed, growth patterns in their communities, and much more. Read the press release from the Iowa DNR to appreciate the work that went into this project, and visit the Historic Aerial Photo Project to see what your neighborhood looked like in the past!

If you have stories about the local landscape has changed you’re willing to share, please email your memories and observations to, or use the contact form below.