Through a Cooperative Agreements Program (CAP) grant from the Federal Geographic Data Committee, IGIC has produced a return on investment study for statewide GIS. The report identifies current spending, needs, benefits, and returns of the IndianaMap.
More than 300 professionals completed a survey on the economic benefits of the IndianaMap. Respondents included government regulators, engineers, utilities, realtors, appraisers, mining companies, researchers, planning officials, teachers, and GIS professionals.
The results of the survey indicate that over $1.75 billion in Indiana projects and government operations are supported by the IndianaMap.
The report also shows that an initial investment of $8.5 million in the IndianaMap is now supporting over 200-times its value in projects and operations with 86% of users stating they could not do their projects without it.
Read the full report in the IndianaMap News.