IGIC, your Indiana Geographic Information Council is hosting our 10th Annual Government Geospatial Coordinator Forum on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at Beck’s Hybrids in Atlanta, Indiana. This year we are also celebrating the birthday of our state, and our theme is:
“200 Years of Putting Indiana On The Map”
From sketches and notes recorded in the journals of Indiana’s first land surveyors, to beautiful hand drawn cartographic works of art, to today’s digital maps using geospatial data and technology, we celebrate a rich history of Indiana map making.
The Forum brings together around 100 GIS enthusiasts and advocates who work at all levels of government across Indiana who use, develop, coordinate or manage Geographic Information Systems (GIS) maps, data, and tools to serve and support their communities.
The Forum provides a venue in which colleagues collaborate to share information to solve common problems, identify areas of growth, and envision a future for Indiana as a national leader in development, research, and application of diverse geospatial technologies to empower the business of government at all levels.
[ATTENDANCE IS FREE AND GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
DO NOT NEED TO BE AN IGIC MEMBER TO ATTEND!]
This year we are ALSO inviting our IGIC Corporate Sponsors and Corporate Members to attend the Morning Sessions through Lunch to share their insights with our government attendees.
We will not just celebrate the many accomplishments that Indiana’s geospatial community has achieved, but discuss details of a number of ongoing statewide geospatial data initiatives; plus share and explore new geospatial data needs and opportunities to leverage the collaborative spirit that exists in our state. We will also take this opportunity to examine the results of the November 8th National, State and Local Election and the potential impact and opportunities that our geospatial community may face as a result, and how we can meet them. Finally, in the afternoon separate government sector breakout sessions will explore Federal, State, Regional, County, City/Town Government, and also Higher Education geospatial issues.
Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM
Eastern Time Zone (Times listed above does not include the optional tour)
This year’s event will be hosted at Beck’s Hybrids Indiana Headquarters located at 6767 E 276th St., Atlanta, IN 46031. After the Forum ends Beck’s will also offer an optional tour of their headquarters facilities. (A personal note: If you have not been on a tour of the Beck’s facility don’t miss this chance. Beck’s runs an amazing high-tech facility that is worth a closer look.)
To view the Agenda and for more information – Click HERE
To Register – Click HERE