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GIS Day 2021

Save the Date - 2021 Virtual GIS Days at the State

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Missing County Boundary

Submit your 2021 GIS Data for the Harvest


2020 Census

It’s Time for Local Redistricting!
Webinar - October 15, 2021

Are you new to the local redistricting process in Indiana? Do you have questions?

Each decade after the decennial census, data users take part in the process of redistricting: legislative, educational, library, municipal, and more!  Attend the Indiana State Data Center's webinar for an open discussion on Indiana redistricting for data users of all types. Information Registration


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911 Esri

A Look Back: How a GIS Team Guided Response and Recovery After 9/11

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, mapping tools were a crucial part of the disaster response and recovery process in New York City. Blog

Memorials and Memories

This ArcGIS StoryMaps story provides a tour of monuments commemorating the events of September 11, 2001.

Land Cover


A New Land Cover Map of the World

As humans, we are constantly looking for ways to better understand the world around us. What is a particular place like? What would it be like to live there? What resources are there, and how can we better manage them? One way of doing this is to characterize, or classify, the surface of the earth into a manageable number of categories. 


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



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


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
The Pyramids
3500 DePauw Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46268


October 18, 2021 - 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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MOOC- Massive Open Online Course: Going Places 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. You'll get free access to the full analytical capabilities of ArcGIS Online, Esri's cloud-based mapping and analytics platform. Explore now



Use Webhooks to Automate Workflows in ArcGIS Field Maps with Power Automate

 Would you like to be notified when a mobile worker completes an inspection? How about an automatic report that’s generated after new data is collected or updated in the field? You can automate both of these tasks with the help of webhooks. Blog



What's New in ArcGIS StoryMaps

ArcGIS StoryMaps helps you tell remarkable stories with custom maps that inform and inspire. A story can effect change, influence opinion, and create awareness—and maps are an integral part of storytelling. ArcGIS StoryMaps can give your narrative a stronger sense of place, illustrate spatial relationships, and add visual appeal and credibility to your ideas. Blog