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2021 ArcGIS Virtual Training Classes for State and Local Partners

The Geographic Information Office (GIO) is now offering virtual training classes for state and local partners.  Hard copy training materials are shipped to your preferred location.  Students will access a virtual machine, loaded with the software, that will allow you to work through the hands-on labs.  The instructor (Irv Goldblatt) will be able to see your screen and help out with any issues during the class. Space is limited, register todayRegistration Training Portal



Maps are a critical weapon in our fight against COVID-19. We can be smarter about how we use them.

It’s surprising how little we have applied geography in shaping our knowledge of what determines health.  The famous discovery of the origin of a cholera outbreak in a London water pump in 1854 by Dr. John Snow—often regarded as the birth of both the modern city and the field of epidemiology—was achieved through a map. Article



ArcMap End of Support Announced

ArcGIS 10.8.1 is the current release of ArcMap and will continue to be supported until March 01, 2026 as established in the ArcGIS Desktop Product Life Cycle. Esri does not have plans to release an ArcMap 10.9 with the ArcGIS releases in 2021. This means the 10.8.x series will be the final release series of ArcMap and will be supported until March 01, 2026 and all customers are encouraged to migrate to ArcGIS Pro. More Information


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2020 Indiana Data Harvest Program

2020 Data Harvest Program is almost complete, thanks to the support of our counties and partners. Due to this collaboration, Indiana has a new, complete statewide parcel dataset. The Geographic Information Office collaborates across the state to obtain the following datasets (addresses, parcels, road centerlines and government boundaries). For more information and to track county participation, visit the Dashboard.


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Megan Compton

Megan R.L. Compton
Indiana Geographic Information Officer (GIO)

IN Office of Technology
100 North Senate Ave.
Government Center North
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Office: (317) 234-5889



IGIC Virtual Conference: Access Recorded Sessions Now

Miss out on the 2020 IGIC Conference? This year's conference featured more than 30 sessions, all of which have been recorded and are available for viewing. Access all sessions now. IGIC



To Help Government, GIS Leaders Must Understand Business Goals

At a live podcast recording of StateScoop’s GIS Addressed podcast at the National States Geographic Information Council’s annual conference last October, New York Geographic Information Officer Frank Winters and New Jersey Geographic Information Officer Andy Rowan said GIS officials need to emphasize communication and coordination with other agencies as they pursue technology projects. Podcast

GIS Addressed