Indiana School for the Blind Prints Huge 3D Map Based on Indiana’s OpenTopography Lidar Data

Christopher Crosby, Geodetic Imaging & OpenTopography Project Manager shared this story as a nice example of the broader impacts of the Indiana Statewide lidar dataset and open data access via OpenTopography [LINK].        

USGS National Hydrography Requirements and Benefits Study (HRBS)

Contributed By: David S. Nail National Map Liaison for IN and KY US Geological Survey 5957 Lakeside Blvd Indianapolis, IN 46278 Phone: 317-600-2722 Email: The preliminary report of the USGS National Hydrography Requirements and Benefits Study (HRBS) is now available at Hydrography data provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have long been a […]

3D Elevation – We’ve Got You Covered in all 50 States | Science Features

Read more about how 3DEP can benefit you! Source: 3D Elevation – We’ve Got You Covered in all 50 States | Science Features

2016 Purdue Road School – Using Indiana LiDAR Data and Future Uses of Orthoimagery

On Wednesday, March 9, 2016 four members of Indiana’s geospatial community presented on Indiana LiDAR and Orthoimagery data and applications at the 2016 Purdue Road School.  Copies of each presentation are attached. Jim Stout, 39 Degrees North: Intro to Aerial Orthophotography S122.1 2016 Purdue Road School – Jim Stout Intro to Orthoimagery Phil Worrall, IGIC: […]

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 […]

2016 ISPLS IndianaMap & LiDAR Workshops

IGIC was pleased to conduct two workshops on IndianaMap resources at the 2016 Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors Conference on January 15, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN. Over 85 ISPLS members attended each 1/2 day workshop,  the first workshop was on IndianaMap Resources, and the second was on Geoprocessing Indiana’s statewide LiDAR Data. Although many of […]

Indiana Levees and Non-levee embankments project recognized by FEMA

Contributed By: Matt Riggs, GISP, CFM The Polis Center, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Levees and non-levee embankments effects on stream storage capacity and increased downstream flooding is an important issue for all Indiana communities.  Using a grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, the Indiana Silver Jackets put together a […]

Dewberry to Evaluate New Lidar Technologies for USGS

More good news, as Dewberry, a professional services firm, will evaluate single photon and Geiger mode LiDAR technologies for USGS.  Dave Maune will be leading this effort for Dewberry.  Many of you here in Indiana will remember Dr Dave as leading Indiana’s Independent QA/QC efforts for our first statewide Orthoimagery-Elevation project back in 2005. August […]

Woolpert Selected by USGS to Evaluate New Lidar Technologies for 3DEP

This is very exciting news for state and local government looking to collect highly accurate LiDAR data for their communities.  The new “Single Photon” and “Geiger Mode” LiDAR technologies represent the potential for a quantum-leap in the industry by providing significantly higher density point clouds with accuracy equal to the traditional “Linear Mode” LiDAR used today […]

FAA approves four companies to fly commercial drones

Bart Jansen, USA TODAY 10:54 a.m. EST December 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — Four companies won approval Wednesday to fly commercial drones to conduct aerial surveys, monitor construction sites and inspect oil flare stacks, the Federal Aviation Administration announced. The exemptions for Trimble Navigation Limited, VDOS Global, Clayco Inc. and Woolpert Inc. come as the FAA […]