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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


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2020 Indiana Data Sharing Initiative Webinar



NTIA Creates First Interactive Map to Help Public See the Digital Divide across the Country

NTIA map links poverty usage and broadband access by compiling data sets to show where high-poverty communities are located with relation to internet usage patterns and access to computers and related equipment.  Map


Open Data

Accurate, Open Data Is Crucial to Cross-Sector Grid Planning and Disaster Prevention

Virtually no industry is immune from the challenges posed by environmental issues including the compelling need to rapidly decarbonize our energy sources and the impact of climate change. According to a report from the United Nations, there has been a “staggering” rise in climate disasters over the past 20 years, with the organization urgently calling for all countries to improve their preparedness for catastrophic events such as storms, floods and earthquakes. Article



GIS' Profile Grew During Pandemic, Says Certification Group

National interest in geographic information systems is growing, particularly as states and local governments have relied on location data over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic to track the spread of the virus and administer vaccines. Article



America’s Loneliest Roads, Mapped

An interactive map highlights the least traveled routes in the country—and some of the most scenic. Article Map



Who Gets a Park?

 JUNE 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


Caleb Slocum - 
Indiana FSSA (Family and Social Services Administration)

Congratulations to Caleb Slocum for being elected to represent the State of Indiana on the IGIC Board of Directors. Caleb will serve a two year term.  BOARD


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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Seven GIS Trends: A Call to Action For Planners

Jack Dangermond
Esri founder and CEO spoke about the importance of planners using technology to help advance sustainable communities. meaningful change in my lifetime. Article



Esri - Brand New Instructor Led Class

Getting Started with ArcGIS Dashboards - Providing a common operating view of critical information - Designing dashboards for viewing on any device - Configuring dashboard
Managing dashboards.  Training



Esri - 6 Ways to Make Geographic Thinking Part of Culture