Earth as Art 4: A Fusion of Science and Art | Science Features

At first glance, science and art might seem like an unlikely pairing. Yet throughout history, the intersection of these two fields has often resulted in science-based works of sublime beauty. Consider Leonardo da Vinci’s sketches and models of his ingenious flying machines. Naturalist John J. Audubon’s detailed paintings of North American birds. Maps meticulously penned […]

April 2016 Roadshow Announcement – 2016-2018 Indiana Statewide Orthoimagery Program

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 […]

Indiana 2016 Planned Acquisition for Statewide National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) Imagery

NAIP imagery acquisition for Indiana is being planned by FSA for 2016. The NAIP acquires digital ortho imagery during the agricultural growing seasons in the contiguous U.S (lower 48 states). It is intended to provide current information of agricultural conditions in support of USDA farm programs. The NAIP imagery may contain as much as 10% […]

Indiana 2016 – 2018 Statewide Orthoimagery RFP

  SEPTEMBER 3, 2015, INDIANAPOLIS, IN The Indiana Department of Administration (IDOA), acting on behalf of the Indiana Office of Technology (IOT), released a Request for Proposal (RFP) today to acquire new statewide color digital orthoimagery and ancillary products for the Geographic Information Office (GIO). Click HERE to download the RFP and all attachments to the proposal.

GIO Announces New 2016 – 2018 Statewide Orthophotography Program

JUNE 1, 2015, Indianapolis, Indiana: Jim Sparks, State of Indiana Geographic Information Officer announced today that funding has been secured for the first year of a three year update cycle of Indiana’s statewide orthophotography.  The update project will operate as follows: The base product is 12-inch resolution, 4-band, leaf-off orthoimagery.  This base product will be delivered at […]

FAA Announces Proposed Set of Rules for sUAV Operations in the United States

WASHINGTON – The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has released a proposed framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system, while maintaining flexibility to accommodate future technological innovations. To view the FAA report click HERE, or to read an analysis of this announcement from […]

Ortho Workgroup 1/6/2015 Meeting Summary

The summary from the January 6 ,2015 IGIC Orthophotography Workgroup meeting is now available, click to view OrthoWorkgroupMinutes-2015-01-06

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 […]