Bipartisan Geospatial Data Act Introduced in US House of Representatives

July 27, 2017 Press Release WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) on Thursday (July 27) introduced the Bipartisan Geospatial Data Act. The bill, co-sponsored by Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06), would prevent duplicative data purchases by federal agencies and modernize the collection of said data. The move would save an untold amount of the American taxpayers’ […]

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 […]

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

Contributed By:  Shaun Scholer IGIC Data Sharing Committee Chair 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 […]

New GAO Report & Geospatial Data Act Introduced

Two important events occurred yesterday. First,  a new GAO Report on Addresses and Orthoimagery was made public.  You can find it at:  In this report, GAO suggests that Congress consider assessing statutory limitations on address data to foster progress toward a national address database. GAO also recommends that OMB improve its oversight of FGDC and federal […]

Legislative Archived Minutes

May 18, 2013 SB0558 – Land surveyors (Signed by Governor earlier this week) Revises the law on the registration of land surveyors to provide instead for the registration of “professional surveyors”. Includes Certified Photogrammetrist Language, GIS / Geospatial Language, and definitions of what is and what is not Authoritative Surveyed Data. HB1155 – Mortgage […]