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Indiana Statewide Orthoimagery Program awarded

The Indiana Geographic Information Office is moving forward with a new state-wide orthoimagery project to capture new aerial views of the entire state that will be used to update The publicly available maps, which will have higher resolution than currently offered, allow for linear and area measurements and are used for a variety of purposes, including by construction companies, utility companies and for economic development.  Website Presentation


GIS Training

2021 ArcGIS Virtual Training Classes for State and Local Partners

The Geographic Information Office (GIO) is 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



Send Up the Drone: A planning agency in Kenton County, Kentucky, uses drones and GIS to lower costs and increase efficiency.

When Planning and Development Services of Kenton County (PDS), a planning agency serving Kenton County and 19 cities in Kentucky, needs to collect data for planning studies, add data to its enterprise GIS, conduct inspections, or assist first responders, it turns to its drone. Arcwatch



Lidar Images Show Mayan Civilization in a New Light


Big Data

Big data in GIS has critical ramifications for how we procure and leverage spatial data


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Data Harvest

2020 Indiana Data Harvest is Complete

2020 Data Harvest Program is now complete, thanks to the support of our counties and partners. Due to this collaboration, Indiana has a new, complete statewide parcel and address datasets. The Geographic Information Office collaborated across the state this data. For more information 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



Forecasting 2021: Seven Trends for Planners:

Planners helped lead communities through rapid changes brought about by COVID-19 — from a new retail reality to increasing demands for broadband to expanding outdoor spaces. What does 2021 hold for GIS planners? American Planning Association


Top 5 Tools GIS Developers Need to Know About in 2021

Geographic Information Systems mapping allows us to capture and analyze data about space and geography. These systems may incorporate various technologies and have direct relevance to a wide range of business and industrial functions, including but not limited to telecommunications, management, and engineering. In this article, we introduce the very latest tools and software available for GIS Developers with a brief overview of what each has to offer. More Information