Info Agency Main Banner Content


GIS Publications

A Distributed Model for Effective National Geospatial Data Management / Building a National Data Sharing Infrastructure


  • 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

Geospatial Data Sharing - Guidelines for Best Practices


  • The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC)

This Isn’t Private Information

​NGA surveillance of our email.  Military and civilian use of drones. Applications that capture and use your location.  Geospatial privacy is in the bull’s eye of the media.  On the one hand is a reasonable expectation that some amount of personal information is private.  On the other is the democratic necessity of government transparency.  The tension between these two perspectives is causing us all to reconsider how much of our geospatial information should be public and how much should be private.


  • The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC)

Address Geocoding with State Composite Service 

​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.

PowerPoint Presentation
State Composite Address Locator