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IGIC Conference

2021 Annual IGIC GIS Conference - May 24 - 26, 2021 (Virtual)

Meet Indiana GIS professionals and leaders in the GIS industry, get hands on experience taught by GIS experts and learn new techniques and how GIS is changing the state. Conference Info Award Nominations


Ortho Tier Map

2021-24 Statewide Orthophotography Virtual Roadshow

April 20, 2021 - 1:00-2:00 pm EDT  The Indiana Geographic Information Office (GIO)/Indiana Office of Technology has scheduled a virtual roadshow webinar in anticipation of the 2022 flight season with The Sandborn Map Company, Inc. The 2022 flying season will be flying the eastern 1/3rd (Tier 2) area of the state at a base-level product of 6-inch resolution. Indiana partners will have the option to buy-up to 3-inch resolution and other related products. Register


2020 Census

16 States Back Alabama’s Challenge to Census Privacy Tool

Sixteen other states are backing Alabama’s challenge to a statistical method the U.S. Census Bureau is using for the first time to protect the privacy of people who participated in the 2020 census, the nation’s once-a-decade head count that determines political power and funding. Article


New York

Nobody Knows What Lies Beneath New York City

Subterranean cartographers are bringing to light the dark, tangled truths buried under the streets. New York City’s daunting infrastructural labyrinth is like the “Here be dragons” decorating ancient maps. Underneath the 6,000 miles of asphalt and concrete road lie thousands of miles of water, sewer, gas, telecommunications, and electrical infrastructure. Article


Open Data

Open Data Approach Should Become Commonplace



A Monumental Shift for Planners Starts with GIS


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

 APRIL 2021

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


What’s New in ArcGIS Earth

Esri has a new release of ArcGIS Earth! This is a major release for ArcGIS Earth on desktop, bringing users more capabilities for sharing data as well as configuration settings – from mobile, to desktop, to the organization portal. Details

ArcGIS Earth is an interactive 3D experience to plan, visualize, and evaluate events on the globe. It’s a free and easy-to-use tool that provides situational awareness on desktop and mobile devices for improved decision-making


Esri Health and Human Services GIS Conference

APRIL 21-22, 2021 The Esri Health and Human Services GIS Conference will explore how spatial data and geographic information system (GIS) technology can underscore coverage gaps in the populations they hope to reach, the opportunities to improve workflows, and the ability to plan and mitigate against unforeseen events. Register



GIS in the 1700s! Indiana's Historic Land Record Field Notes Digitized into Online Maps

APRIL 22, 2021 Join Lorraine Wright, GIS Analyst and owner of Rock Solid GIS, in her journey through digitizing the historic field notes of Indiana surveyors from the late 1700s and mid-1800s! Register


Esri State & Local Connect

ONGOING - FREE In this new webinar series, the Esri state and local government team will bring you the GIS information you need to know to raise the bar within your organization. You will learn how to leverage the GIS capabilities you have today to improve government services, differentiate yourself, and achieve success. This series is for state and local government staff who want to use GIS to improve the lives of residents. Register