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Orthophotography/LiDAR

The state of Indiana is well into a three-year project to provide 1-foot resolution orthophotography and elevation data for the entire state of Indiana. The imagery and elevation data is used by numerous state agencies, and is shared with county governments for use in applications such as tax assessment, property management, economic development and flood control analysis. These data are also available to the public via the IndianaMap.

A south-to-north acquisition was performed in 2016 to complete approximately 30 of the 92 counties in the center column of the state. The eastern counties will be flown in 2017 and the remaining western counties will be flown in Spring 2018.

 


 

2018 Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC) GIS Conference

May 9-11, 2018
Grand Wayne Convention Center

120 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802

Details can be found at the IGIC website: http://www.igic.org/

 


History of GIS in Indiana

Polis Center at IUPUI is featuring a blog series to discuss the HISTORY OF GIS IN INDIANA. Featured bloggers include Jim Sparks, Indiana Geographic Information Officer, Phil Worrall, Executive Director of Indiana Geographic Information Council, and John Buechler, Director of Geoinformatics at Polis, as well as interviews with key figures in our state’s GIS history.

We realize that there are many diverse perspectives of Indiana’s GIS history, so we encourage you to share your own by adding your comments to the Polis Center blog or Facebook page.  You can read and post your comments to part one and two of our blog series right now!

Polis Center at IUPUI is featuring a blog series to discuss the HISTORY OF GIS IN INDIANA. Featured bloggers include Jim Sparks, Indiana Geographic Information Officer, Phil Worrall, Executive Director of Indiana Geographic Information Council, and John Buechler, Director of Geoinformatics at Polis, as well as interviews with key figures in our state’s GIS history.We realize that there are many diverse perspectives of Indiana’s GIS history, so we encourage you to share your own by adding your comments to the Polis Center blog or Facebook page.  You can read and post your comments to part one and two of our blog series right now!

Part I     History of GIS in Indiana: One Perspective, by Jim Sparks, Former Indiana GIO
http://thepoliscenter.iupui.edu/index.php/the-history-of-gis-in-indiana-one-perspective/

Part II    History of GIS in Indiana: The MSE Perspective, by Phil Worrall, ED of IGIC
http://thepoliscenter.iupui.edu/index.php/history-of-gis-in-indiana-part-ii-the-mse-perspective/

NAIP Imagery Acquired In Indiana
Indiana's data collection for 2012 is complete.  

What is NAIP?
The National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) acquires aerial imagery during the agricultural growing seasons in the continental U.S. A primary goal of the NAIP program is to make digital ortho photography available to governmental agencies and the public within a year of acquisition.


King County GIS Delivers Significant Return on Investment
Ever wonder about the financial benefit of GIS to your organization?  In King County, Washington, the use of GIS resulted in at least $775 million in net benefits to the county over the eighteen-year period from 1992 to 2010, according to a study performed by Dr. Richard O. Zerbe, Jr., Director of the Center for Benefit-Cost Analysis at the University of Washington.  ROI Report  
 

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