Open Data [a.k.a. GIS Data] Are Crucial in Long-Term Recovery Following Hurricane Harvey

[GIS] Data possess a number of useful functions for non-profit and government groups, from determining where to deploy anti-mosquito measures to helping assess how many people still need aid. Source: Tech, Open Data Are Crucial in Long-Term Recovery Following Hurricane Harvey

StateScoop Recognizes Two Indiana Mapping Efforts in Top 25 Coolest GIS Visualizations

September 5, 2017.  Both the IndianaMap hosted by the Indiana Geological and Water Survey (IGWS), and the Daily Crash Prediction Map developed by the Indiana State Police (ISP) and the Management Performance Hub (MPH) are being recognized by StateScoop as Top 25 Coolest GIS Visualizations. IndianaMap is a buffet of geographic information fed by more […]

Geographically coordinated: How GIS is evolving within state government

As technology grasps a growing number of government operations, geospatial officers find themselves drifting closer to the center of IT. A cross section of GIOs / Statewide Geospatial Coordinators are interviewed including Indiana’s GIO Jim Sparks and IGIC Executive Director Phil Worrall.  Source: Geographically coordinated: How GIS is evolving within state government

IndianaMap It’s All About Location – BizVoice Magazine

By: John C. Steinmetz, Indiana State Geologist Emeritus and senior scientist with the Indiana Geological Survey at Indiana University- Bloomington. As GIS professionals we often take our statewide IndianaMap viewer and data resources for granted.  This article published in this month’s Indiana Chamber of Commerce BIZVOICE Magazine reminds us that we can all benefit from this unique resource, and that we need to continue […]

GIS group plans push for national address database, next generation 911 expansion

The president of the National States Geographic Information Council lays out his group’s priorities for the new year. Source: GIS group plans push for national address database, next generation 911 expansion

IndianaMap ALERT – February 2016

Reported By:  Chris Dintaman GIS Specialist Indiana University | 611 N. Walnut Grove Avenue | Bloomington, IN 47405-2208 THIS IS AN INDIANAMAP ALERT, AND THIS NEWS IS HUGE! Ever since our County Data Sharing Initiative grew to over one-million parcels and address points we have had to abandon using the Esri Shapefile format for downloads, […]

The Changing Geospatial Landscape – A Second Look

A Report of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee, December 2015 the-changing-geospatial-landscape-second-look This is the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) report to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)  that takes a second look at NGAC’s original report to the FGDC in 2009.  The title of this report “The Changing Geospatial Landscape” is even more relevant today […]

IndianaMap Update – January 2016

Reported By:  Chris Dintaman GIS Specialist Indiana University | 611 N. Walnut Grove Avenue | Bloomington, IN 47405-2208 Layer Updates We have just updated the layers showing the 4 local county-based framework layers and “Recreation Trails (IDNR)” to IndianaMap. If you are a frequent user of these data, please use the link below to access the […]

IGIC 2015 Survey Summary of Indiana Code 36-1-8.5

Contributed By:  Shaun Scholer IGIC Data Sharing Committee Chair sscholer@co.wayne.in.us According to a newly amended Indiana law that was enacted this summer: IC 36-1-8.5-7  A [local government] unit that operates a public property data base web site, directly or through a third party, shall establish a process to prevent a member of the general public […]

United States Open Government National Action Plan

October 27, 2015:  the United States released our third Open Government National Action Plan, announcing more than 40 new or expanded initiatives to advance the President’s commitment to an open and citizen-centered government.  You can read the full press-release HERE. Of particular interest to the geospatial community and to Indiana is the call on page […]