February 21, 2013
The committee has generated its strategic plan for 2013 (www.igic.org/committees/2013committeeplans.pdf).
August 16, 2012
The Workgroup did not formally meet during this period, but an ad hoc group of members including The Polis Center, INDOT, IGIC Staff and the Data Sharing Committee Chair are currently working with the State GIO and private industry partners to improve the WFS harvesting results for round two (2) of the IndianaMap County Data Harvesting Initiative.
April 15, 2010
Activity for this Workgroup has been suspended.
February 22, 2010
The Workgroup is continuing to work on the process of sharing data from the State servers to IGS and out through the IndianaMap. We also need to look at more formal processes for large raster dataset sharing other than sneaker netting hard drives between offices. Chair Joel Bump has been extremely busy and recommends a new chair person be appointed at the next IGIC Board meeting.
December 3, 2009
Some members of the Data Integration Workgroup has been working on various projects related to the IndianaMap this year, including the USGS CAP Grant project and the new server farm architecture for the State for consuming and publishing data. More recently we have started work on setting up the ArcSDE replication between the State and IGS databases. Replication will begin with the local data partnership layers (parcel, centerlines, boundaries and address points) in the CAP grant but will grow in 2010 to include scheduled replication of State Agency data to IGS/IndianaMap and selected IGS maintained layers to the State.
October 15, 2009
No formal meetings for the Data Integration team occurred. However, several members continue to work with other teams on data integration projects.
August 20, 2009
No formal meetings for the Data Integration team occurred during this period. However, several members have been working with other teams on data integration projects. Earlier this summer team members attended planning sessions with Indiana Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and ESRI to implement improvements and high availability access to the WebEOC GIS infrastructure. Other team members are involved with IGIC’s 2009 IndianaMap Data Sharing Initiative working on the WFS feeds into the state and adding quality checks to the process. We also have a project coming up for setting up replication between the State’s SDE and the Indiana Geological Survey (IGS) system to implement regular scheduled updates between the two databases. That will allow more regular updates of both state data and the local data from the DHS WebGIS program for public use on the IndianaMap. The replication project will begin soon after IGS has a new database administrator.
June 18, 2009
The Data Integration Workgroup did not meet this quarter. The next goal of the group will be to provide FME Support and address the situations that do not fit the Department of Homeland Security’s WebGIS grant workflow. The Committee will participate in the initial planning stages for IGIC’s 2009 Data Sharing Initiative. The group is available to work with the other workgroups to help ensure a common integration plan for the various framework layers.
April 16, 2009
The next goal of this group will be to address the situations that don’t fit the WebGIS grant workflow. How do we move orthophotography and large raster sets between institutions effectively? How do we receive data from entities that don’t have the means to host the web services but still would like to share their resources? The group is also available to work with the other IndianaMap workgroups to help ensure a common integration plan for the various framework layers.
February 16, 2009
The Committee has not met much as a formal group, but there have been huge advancements in this area via several grants and programs. The basic framework for transporting local datasets to a state repository, merging datasets into statewide layers, consuming the layers in GIS applications and distribution of the statewide layers for public consumption has been in place since the end of 2007. During 2008 the State took those plans and implemented a fair portion of them through the Data Sharing Initiative and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security WebGIS grant program. The servers are up and humming along and bring data in from several counties. The datasets are merged into statewide layers and are used in the Emergency Operations at the state. With the contract extension between INDOT and IGS the publication and replication of our state maintained layers out to the IndianaMap portal will begin this spring which will finish the final part of the sharing arrangement.
The next goal of the Committee will be to address the situations that don’t fit the WebGIS grant workflow. How do we move orthophotography and large raster sets between institutions effectively? How do we receive data from entities that don’t have the means to host the web services but still would like to share their resources? This group is also available to work with the other workgroups to help ensure a common integration plan for the various framework layers.
August 21, 2008
The last committee meeting was held on April 18th. Discussion centered on local government data sharing and the opportunity for money set aside from IGIC’s Address Integration Project to be used for providing a legal opinion and clarification on 1) GIS data and copyright issues; 2) interpreting the Access to Public Records Act (ARPA) with regards to access to local data, charging maintenance fees and restricting commercial redistribution; and 3) what happens to data once obtained by others. This project is still underway.
The Committee gave input into the recent data request letter sent by the State Geographic Information Officer (GIO). The letter asked county commissioners to participate in sharing local data with the State in order to build the IndianaMap. The Committee and the GIO are waiting on the outcome of this data request.
June 19, 2008
The Data Sharing Committee has been working on gathering local county government business case studies to help document data sharing experiences. Another project of interest involves a review of APRA laws as it pertains to GIS data sharing. The Community Organization Legal Assistance Center as been contacted to see if they will be able to assist IGIC with an interpretation of the APRA laws. We are interested in learning how the APRA laws impact local government’s GIS data distribution practices. At our next meeting, we will be reviewing the business case studies and considering a request from the Ortho Workgroup to collect information on how much counties have generated in revenue over the last 10 years from their GIS data.
January 17, 2008
Workgroup members have been part of an ad-hoc team of people from State agencies, the Indiana Geological Survey (IGS), the Indiana Geographic Information Office, and IGIC. This ad-hoc group has met twice in recent months, and come up with tentative plans for integration, some of which are currently being implemented.
Plans are in place for a new scope of work for IGS that will make their site the public face of the IndianaMap. It is anticipated that the details will be finalized in February. The new scope of work will include plans for replication between IGS and the State’s GIS libraries. IGS will focus on collecting Federal-level data and sharing with the State; the State will gather statewide and local data to share and publish through IGS.
Homeland Security is in the early stages of a project that pulls in data from cities and counties via their Web Map Services (WMS). The combined data is merged together to create statewide base layers for parcels, addresses points, roads, boundaries, etc. This project is very similar to IGIC’s Address Integration Project. The new plans will expand the original scope of the IGIC project and help all of us leverage the existing resources to make this project a reality. As IGIC’s other framework data workgroups iron out details on the base layers and data schemas they will be added to the application that will be collecting the data.