IGIC 2017 EXCELLENCE IN GIS AWARD WINNERS AND RUNNERS-UP

The Indiana Geographic Information Council’s (IGIC’s) Excellence in GIS awards recognize organizations for their use of GIS technology to improve our world.  Winners were announced at IGIC’s 2017 Annual Indiana GIS Conference at our Awards Lunch Ceremony on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.  This year six awards were given out for the following categories: 1. Large […]

2017 Annual Indiana GIS Conference – GIS Student Poster Award Winners

May 10, 2017, Bloomington, IN – IGIC is pleased to announce our GIS Student poster award winners at our Annual Indiana GIS Conference.  The IGIC GIS Poster Competition provides an excellent forum for GIS students to present their work to the Indiana GIS community. All current undergraduates and graduate students from Indiana universities are eligible […]

2017 Special Achievement in GIS Runner Up

Special Achievement The Multilayer Data Community Action Tool (MDCAT) The Healthy Environment and Community Partnership at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health developed MDCAT.  The MDCAT project is designed to fill the gap that there is no information on vulnerability of neighborhoods around Indianapolis due to environmental burdens. The tool is to inform […]

2017 Special Achievement in GIS Award Winner

Special Achievement in GIS Route Development for the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay The relay was a way to connect all 92 counties and all citizens together for an event to celebrate the state’s bicentennial. The challenge given to INDOT was to create a route for the Torch Relay that would connect: All 92 counties, all […]

2017 Excellence in GIS Award Winner – Education and Nonprofit

Excellence in GIS – Education and Nonprofit – Environment, Health & Safety Soil Based Flood Inundation Maps for Indiana Considering the increasing threat of floods and the associated damages, there is a need to have flood risk information for all streams in Indiana. Most flood insurance rate maps from Indiana cover major rivers in urban […]

2017 Excellence in GIS Runner Up – State or Federal Agency

Excellence in GIS – State or Federal Agency – Good Government FSSA Inconnect Healthcare Provider Search Tool Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) developed an online application that allows Hoosiers to search and vet healthcare providers. The application was built to be used on any electronic device (desktop or mobile) and users can access […]

2017 Excellence in GIS Award Winner – State or Federal Agency

Excellence in GIS – State or Federal Agency – Health & Safety Indiana Low Head Dam survey project With varying information requirements, DNR had three separate lists for low head dams (LHDs), and other agencies had their own lists. Not all used geolocations or used the same names for the dams. Geolocating and assigning appropriate, […]

2017 Excellence in GIS Runner Up – Small Community

Excellence in GIS – Small Community (population under 50,000) – Good Government Town of Lowell Municipal Online GIS The challenge for the Town of Lowell was to build a system to display data to the individual departments and their employees, engineering, consultants, real estate and economic development interests in order to analyze town information effectively […]

2017 Excellence in GIS Award Winner – Small Community

Excellence in GIS – Small Community (population under 50,000) – Utilities Town of Francisco Water & Sewer Utilities The Town of Francisco has moved from a system of paper maps and local knowledge to a GIS system that was within reach of a small utility’s budget. Maps were digitized and data stored in a free, […]

2017 Excellence in GIS Award Winner – Large Community

Excellence in GIS – Large Community (population over 50,000) – Utilities Major Asset Data Collection & Update for Carmel’s Cityworks Asset Management and Work Order System. The City of Carmel Utilities, with the help of the City of Carmel GIS, decided to move forward with an asset management and automated work order system utilizing Cityworks […]