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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



2020 Census

Data Scientists Square Off Over Trust and Privacy in 2020 Census


How Technology is Helping in the Fight Against the Pandemic

Esri, partnering with Microsoft, has been leveraging its Azure supported ArcGIS Online system to help public health officials monitor the spread of the COVID-19 virus by visualizing data on global maps and dashboards.
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Free Webinar! Geospatial Advances to Close the Digital Divide

Wednesday, September 8 - 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET - Access to broadband is now a requirement to participate in modern society.  This presentation will focus on the importance of accurate street address data to support the application of geospatial technologies to identify, validate, and define areas and structures (not just census blocks) that are unserved and underserved. Register Now


FCC Publishes More-Accurate Nationwide LTE Coverage Map 
The Federal Communications Commission on Friday published its first ever national coverage map of 4G LTE wireless networks Article Interactive Map





How Open Data Helps Boulder Police, Community Tackle Crime

The Boulder, Colo., Police Department’s new open data portal lets the public view and download crime data as part of an effort to boost  transparency and reduce crime.



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

 AUGUST 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



IGIC - Indiana Government Geospatial Coordinator’s Forum

Join IGIC on October 27, 2021 for the Indiana Government Geospatial Coordinator’s Forum. This annual event takes place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm eastern at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds 4-H building located at 2003 Pleasant St, Noblesville, IN 46060. 


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,


Esri User Conference

Esri State and Local Government Key Takeaways from the 2021 Esri User Conference

Following the 2021 Esri User Conference (UC), we wanted to give you our key takeaways from the event, that affect the state and local government disciplines. Whether you attended or not, we will provide you with a high-level recap and bring your attention to the new technologies, capabilities, and trends that will influence your work.  Website


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MOOC- Massive Open Online Course: Getting Started with Spatial Analysis

This course is for people who know something about data analysis and want to learn how the special capabilities of spatial data analysis provide deeper understanding. Explore now