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Learn about the Geographic Information Office (GIO)

The GIS community is governed by Indiana state statute that assigns responsibilities and duties to the Indiana Geographic Information Office (GIO).

IC 4-23-7.3 (7/1/2007)

The state GIS Officer shall do the following:

  • Facilitate GIS data cooperation between units of the federal, state, and local governments.
  • Integrate GIS data and framework data developed and maintained by state agencies and political subdivisions into the statewide base map.
  • Develop and maintain statewide framework data layers associated with a statewide base map or electronic map.
  • Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, provide public access to GIS data and framework data in locations throughout Indiana.

In October 2007, Jim Spark was appointed as Indiana’s first Geographic Information Officer with a mission to facilitate the development, maintenance, and distribution of comprehensive statewide geographic data.

Jim Sparks
Indiana Geographic Information Officer
Indiana Office of Technology
100 North Senate Ave.
N551 Government Center North
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Office: (317) 234-5889
Cell: (317) 560-9033