The University of Iowa

Facilities Information Services

About Us

Facilities Information Services (FIS) is responsible for the data stewardship of all space, infrastructure, and physical development for the university’s 21 million gross square feet of space across 2,500 acres. This includes, but not limited to, land holdings, space information, building data and infrastructure assets and other real property data.

FIS is comprised of the Space Information Management System (SIMS), FM Geographic Information System (GIS), and Utility and Mapping Services (GPS). Each area of FIS provides information on university spaces through computer-aided design (CAD) drawings and web-based and printable floor plans and maps.

What We Do

FIS responsibilities:

  • Geographic Information Services (GIS) provides mapping and data services including campus base mapping, utilities mapping, property mapping, master plan mapping and other related mapping projects. 
  • Campus Land Surveyor provides Global Positioning System (GPS) and land surveying services for the collection, field verification, and maintenance of utilities, civil infrastructure, topographic, construction, and land boundary mapping and data, and other various types of surveys. 
  • SIMS staff creates and maintains building floor plans and corresponding space data and the campus building inventory for all owned and leased facilities. 
  • FIS administers university building names, addresses, room numbering, and assists with interior and exterior signs 

FIS floor plans and maps are a blend of digital drawings, maps, and database management that enables our SIMS and GIS users to view much of the university space information through interactive floor plans and maps. Much of university information contains geographic components such as room data and location, building inventory data, and property and infrastructure data that is best visualized via floor plans and maps. 

FIS works directly with the University’s Campus Planning and Development unit. This strategic partnership supports the university’s space planning and management processes. FIS is responsible for all records relative to space assignment and coordination. The unit supports Campus Planning and Development and the University Space Committee providing recommendations to improve space management and utilization. In addition, the unit’s GIS and CAD mapping services supports the university’s master planning efforts. The unique partnership with Campus Planning and Development is necessary to successfully advance the university’s physical environment.


For quick facts on campus acreage, number of buildings and gross square footage, etc., visit FM Quick Facts. 

Request an update to a room's use, assignment, or occupancy with  SIMS Update

Space Information Management System

SIMS is the university’s facility information system that tracks all university owned and leased space. University building floor plans are available to view via the SIMS ATG/AVS website.

To access the system as a new user, university employee, or outside contractor, please follow the links below:

New User Login Request
University Employees
Design Professionals and Contractors

Contact Us and Resources

Contact Us

Kirk Banks

Associate Director

Facilities Information Services



Campus Planning and Development - Campus Master Plan, Campus Development Plan and Project Planning information

Classroom Scheduling - reserve a classroom for an event