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Forest GIS Coordinator
A permanent full-time Resource Information Specialist (Forest GIS Coordinator) is needed by the Hoosier National Forest.

CAD/GIS Analyst
LJT & Associates, Inc. is seeking a qualified CAD/GIS Analyst to support efforts at NSA Crane, Indiana.
Contributed by: Randy Fusaro, Chief, National/State Geographic Partnerships Branch

The Census Bureau announces publication of the “Proposed Urban Area Criteria for the 2010 Census” in the Federal Register of August 24, 2010, available on the Federal Register’s website at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/. The Census Bureau is seeking public comment on these proposed criteria. Comments, suggestions, or recommendations regarding the criteria should be submitted in writing, no later than November 22, 2010, to Timothy Trainor, Chief, Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233-7400.

The Census Bureau’s urban-rural classification is fundamentally a delineation of geographical areas, identifying individual urbanized areas of 50,000 or more people and urban clusters of at least 2,500 and less than 50,000 people; “rural” encompasses all population and territory not included in urban areas. The Census Bureau’s urban areas represent densely developed territory, and encompass residential, commercial, and other non-residential urban land uses. Additional information about the Census Bureau’s urban-rural classification is available on the Census Bureau’s website at http://www.census.gov/geo/www/ua/urbanruralclass.html.

The proposed urban area criteria for the 2010 Census as well as summaries of the proposed changes, are available on the Census Bureau’s website at

Changes proposed for the 2010 Census include:
· Use of census tracts as analysis units in the initial phase of delineation
· Potential return to a maximum jump distance of 1.5 miles (the distance was increased to 2.5 miles in the Census 2000 criteria).
· Use of land use/land cover data to identify territory containing non-residential urban land uses or land cover that restricts urban development, such as marshland and wetlands.
· Lowering the minimum number of enplanements (departing passengers) from 10,000 to 2,500 to qualify airports for inclusion in urban areas.
· Elimination of the central place concept.
· Requirement that, in addition to at least 2,500 total population, an area must contain at least 1,500 persons residing outside institutional group quarters to qualify as urban.
· Splitting urban agglomerations of 1,000,000 or more population based on metropolitan statistical area boundaries, or, in New England, along metropolitan New England city and town area boundaries.

For further information about the Census Bureau urban-rural classification, or the proposed criteria for the 2010 Census, please contact Vincent Osier, Chief, Geographic Standards and Criteria Branch, Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau, via e-mail at vincent.osier@census.gov.
Contribited by: Kris Soonpaa - GIS Specialist , Indiana Farm Service Agency - State Office

Indiana's 2010 NAIP (National Agriculture Imagery Program) county mosaics are starting to be released and are available for FREE download from the Geospatial Data Gateway at: http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov/GDGHome.aspx

As of today there were 20 counties posted for Indiana.
Contributed by Rick Hill, Indiana Geological Survey

The New IndianaMap - R3 WEBINAR
Tuesday, November 9th, 2:00-3:00pm EST

The GIS Atlas for Southwestern Indiana began in the fall of 2000 and has evolved over the past 10 years to what we know today as the IndianaMap. The IndianaMap is a custom Java Script and ArcXML application using ESRI’s ArcIMS technology. While it has served the citizens of Indiana very well, it is time for a new IndianaMap with enhanced capabilities and features.

IndianaMap - Release3 (R3) is a custom Silverlight application being developed using ESRI’s ArcGIS Server 10 technology. IndianaMap - R3 will be a rich internet application (RIA) that will allow users to
· View, interact, and download map layers with metadata
· View and interact with predefined thematic maps
· Build and save customized maps
· Access many tools to draw, search, query, and customize your maps

IndianaMap - R3 will provide fast delivery of maps using caching technology and a more dynamic experience by the easy incorporation of real-time data services such as weather radar, earthquakes RSS feeds, and access to additional map services.

IndianaMap - R3 is planned for release in the summer of 2011. Video tutorials will be available online and Training Road Shows will be scheduled for fall 2011.

Register at http://www.igic.org/training/seminars.html#inmap
2011 indiana gis conference

Have you been working hard all year on a really great project? Have you found a technical solution to a difficult question? Have you learned something from your community of users? Come share your experience at the Indiana 2011 Annual GIS Conference!!!

This is your conference - attendees like you want to hear from users like you! It is Indiana’s best opportunity to learn, share, and network with other Indiana GIS professionals!

The deadline for submission is November 12th.

Learn more at www.igic.org.

Contributed by: Katherine Springer, State Data Center Coordinator, Indiana State Library

The Economic Census 2007 is finally here!

Now we can benchmark our economies in Indiana based on production, value-add, retail sales and service receipts and a host of other characteristics not available in any other public data series. These data are critical to understanding the deep dynamics of business and industry in our counties and regions. Join us in hearing from the Census Bureau about the ins and outs of what’s available and how to access these important data. – Carol Rogers and Katie Springer, ISDC program

Register NOW – seating is limited. Choose one of the two sessions list here:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
9:00 OR 1:00 (EDT) Sessions are identical and hands-on

Indiana State Library, 315 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN

You’ll learn:
• Basic Concepts and Uses of the Data. Scope of the Census; how data were collected; how businesses use the data; how government agencies use the data.
• North American Industry Classification System and Census Geography
• Economic Census Products. Types of reports; release schedules; employers and non-employers.
• Working with Economic Census Data in American FactFinder. Accessing data in American FactFinder; comparability issues in assembling time series data; reference materials.
• More Frequent Business Data from the Census Bureau. County Business Patterns, Statistics of U.S. Businesses, Quarterly Workforce Indicators, and more.

Need more information?
Contact Katie Springer at kspringer@library.in.gov or 317-233-3732
Contributed by: Jay Riester, Seiler Instrument (IGIC Corporate Member)

Seiler Instrument is offering public classes in Mapping-GPS and covering software for ArcPad, Trimble TerraSync and Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office. Each are 1 day trainings back to back and you can pick and chose which one to attend. The ArcPad class will focus on ArcPad 8 with and without Trimble GPS Correct. TerraSync and GPS Pathfinder Office will cover the latest versions but older versions can be discussed. You can bring your own Trimble Mapping GPS unit or there will be GPS units with software loaded.

September 28th-30th
Seiler Indianapolis, IN Office
5454 Harrison Park Lane
Indianapolis, IN 46216

To view the courses, dates and times please visit this link:


You may also register for the classes online.

Each class is $300.00 per person and includes a light breakfast and lunch.

Contributed by: Jean Jeannotte, ESRI (IGIC Corporate Member)

Please Join Us! Spend a day learning how to be more productive in your job using ArcGIS 10. From tools and demos that focus on workflows relevant to you to helpful presentations and discussions about improved analysis, access to imagery, mobility, and ways to use the Web, you’ll come away equipped to leverage ArcGIS 10 in a desktop, mobile, server, or cloud environment. This will be a full day seminar. Learn More

We will be holding this seminar in Indianapolis – October 5, 2010. Please register to attend.