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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


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2021-24 Statewide Orthophotography Virtual Roadshow

May 14, 2021 - 1:30-2:30 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


Virtual Training

NEW CLASSES - 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


911 Training

GIS Basics for the Public Safety Professional

May 18, 2021 - 2:00-3:00 pm GIS plays an essential role in 9-1-1 systems, and for the public safety professional, that can be intimidating. NG9-1-1, CAD, mapping, and emergency response routing all rely on GIS data. The goal of the session is to break down GIS for the public safety professional, talk about how GIS is used today and tomorrow, and why it is important to understand and value GIS. Register


2020 Census

Esri Maps Highlight Changes in US Population, State Apportionment Following 2020 Census Data Release

Esri has created a series of interactive maps to visualize the changes in US population and state apportionment following the release of 2020 Census Apportionment Results earlier this week. The maps contrast anemic population growth in the Northeast and the Midwest with rapid gains in many Western and Southern states, and show how the balance of power among states has shifted as a result. Together, these maps tell a clear story about how and where the US population is changing and growing. Article



Drone Operators Challenge Surveyors’ Turf in Mapping Dispute

Drone pilots are coming into conflict with regulations designed to protect surveying professionals, whose exclusive roles are being disrupted now that it’s possible to nearly precisely combine line drawings with images to better resolve property disputes. Article


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Indiana Geographic Information Office Successfully Collects Data from All Indiana Counties for Data Sharing



COVID-19 Brought GIS ‘Into the Limelight,’ State Officials Say

 MAY 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


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Next Level Connections GIS Analyst

This position serves as a technical expert in the highly specialized areas of Geographic Information Systems(GIS), data science, and data analysis.  Incumbent provides technical expertise for the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) and the Next Level Connections (NLC) Broadband Program. APPLY


Esri User Conference

VIRTUAL 2021 Esri User Conference

JULY 12-15 The 2021 Esri User Conference (Esri UC) is a fully virtual experience. Join them at the Plenary Session to hear from Esri president Jack Dangermond, Esri staff experts, and special guests. Learn to use the latest tools in technical sessions. Get inspired by user presentations and the Virtual Map Gallery entries.Register


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For Global Leaders Focused on Climate Action, GIS Technology Is Foundational

Jack Dangermond Commitments this week by 40 world leaders and more than 300 businesses to address climate change, with ambitious goals for emission reductions, make me excited about our ability to achieve meaningful change in my lifetime. Blog


Esri - Imagery in Action MOOC

FREE This course is for anyone who wants to learn—or learn more—about the many uses of imagery, the many types of imagery, and the rapidly growing integration of imagery with GIS. Explore cutting-edge imagery applications and advanced tools to extract information from imagery and remotely sensed data. Register


Geodatabase vs. Geospatial Database: What’s the Difference?

Jenna Lyons - Safe Software Upon asking myself “what is the difference between a geodatabase and geospatial database?”, and then disappointingly finding no obvious answers online for something that seemed like a simple question, I decided to write this, with the noble intention of saving someone else a little bit of grief and Googling time (and we can now say there are TWO of us who have asked this question!).Blog