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IndianaMap is being transferred to the Indiana Geographic Information Office (IGIO) on May 18.
Launched in the late 1990s by the Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC), IndianaMap included the planning, design, development, sharing, and maintenance of statewide geospatial framework data layers across Indiana. The Indiana Geological and Water Survey (IGWS) developed and hosted a map viewer to aggregate digital map information for Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to support the planning and building of Interstate 69 in southwest Indiana. Over the past two decades, these efforts have evolved through a portfolio of projects, grants, and partnerships to provide the citizens of Indiana with hundreds of statewide geospatial data layers we know collectively as IndianaMap.
NSGIC 2019 Geospatial Maturity Assessment (December 2019)
It's an exciting time for GIS in Indiana! Indiana was one of only two states in the country to earn an “A+” for statewide GIS coordination by the National States Geographic Information Council, 28-year-old organization founded to advance state-led geospatial coordination across the nation. While this should come as no surprise to members of the Indiana GIS community, Indiana’s coordination success underscores the important role that we all have as members of the statewide GIS community! Read the news here.
- Jim Sparks, Former Geographic Information Officer, State of Indiana
- Phillip Worrall, Executive Director, Indiana Geographic Information Council
- Kevin Mickey, Director Geospatial Technologies Education, The Polis Center at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, and Secretary, Multihazard Mitigation Council
Address Geocoding with State Composite Service (November 2019)
Geocoding is the process of transforming a description —such as a pair of coordinates, an address, or a name of a place—to a location on the earth's surface. The state's composite service comes from a collaboration between county governments and the state. The data originates at the county and the state regularly harvests county data for integration into a single dataset.