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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 (Part 2)



OpenTopography Fundraiser for new Indiana QL2 3DEP LiDAR Data Hosting

In 2020, new 2016-20 statewide Quality-Level-2 (QL2) LiDAR was completed for Indiana. This new statewide LiDAR data is twice as accurate, twice as detailed, and up to eight-years newer than Indiana’s original 2011-13 LiDAR.  IGIC is now conducting a fundraiser to raise a one-time investment of $50,000 to add this new 2016-20 statewide LiDAR dataset to our existing IndianaMap OpenTopography site.  DONATE



Government Agencies Should Use Science, Data and Technology to Reopen America Safely

Using science and data to identify new variants, track vaccinated populations, and vaccinate the most vulnerable is a national imperative. Article



Returning to the Office (or NOT)

Businesses are considering redesigning offices to support both an in-office and remote workforce. ArcGIS Indoors contributes to this approach with solutions that usher in the digital workplace. ArcGIS Indoors


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These Immersive, Virtual 3D Models are Helping Plan the Infrastructure of the Future

When built with GIS, digital twins are immersive, multidimensional, and location intelligent, and can be used to explore current or predict future states. Read more.


What Smart City Means for 2021: How Digital Twins, AI, and Other Innovations Drive Smart Transformation


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After a Cyberattack, a Transportation Organization Recovers Using Cloud-based GIS

After the City of Durham, North Caroline, lost access to its servers and data in a cyberattack, GeoDecisions used cloud-based GIS to get the organization back online. Read more

 JULY 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



The purpose of the group is to provide a platform for the ArcGIS Pro user community to gather and share solutions, tricks ant tips, and ask for assistance from others in the community. 

Visit the IGIC calendar for link/call information.

Questions? Contact Irv Goldblatt,


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Highlights from the Virtual 2021 Esri User Conference

This year, the event platform had a whole new vibrant interface to welcome more than 50,000 registered attendees from around the world. Responsive motion graphics react to every scroll and motion stroke across the virtual platform, drawing users into interactive information elements and guided navigation to User Conference activities. Website


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IT'S MORE THAN MAKING MAPS - Explaining GIS to Others

Geographical Thinking Podcast: Making non-GIS people understand that it’s about more than just making maps is crucial to the success of GIS professionals. Listen to the podcast. 



MOOC- Massive Open Online Course: Imagery in Action

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 now