Indiana Geographic Information Office - DECEMBER 2021

Geographic Information Office NEWS

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Irv Goldblatt
GIS Day 2021
Paul McBride

Paul McBride Joins the GIO Team as Geospatial Technical Specialist

We are honored to announce that Paul McBride will soon be joining our GIO Team as a Geospatial Technical Specialist. Paul is a GIS professional with 12 years experience. He has spent the last 8 years as the GIS Manager for the Madison County Council of Governments (MCCOG) and has been responsible for building and managing their enterprise GIS system. Paul spends his personal time enjoying his family and also staying healthy and fit. His first day with the GIO will be Thursday, December 16th.



New Study Looks for GIS Gaps in 911 Systems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a public-safety technology vendor are evaluating the current status of the geographic information systems technology used by the nation’s 911 systems. Article 




Ortho 2022

2021-2024 Indiana Statewide Orthophotography Virtual Roadshow

Please join us for our upcoming LIVE Indiana Orthoimagery Program Roadshows. We will review the 2021 imagery project, products and how to access the data. Additionally, we will cover the acquisition for the 2022 imagery and additional products and buy-up options.
January 7, 2022
11:00 am - Noon (EDT)

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Virtual Training


NEW 2022 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.  Because our instructor (Irv Goldblatt) is retiring there is a price increase, but it is still an amazing deal! Space is limited, register todayRegistration



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


Happy Holidays
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Do More with Simple Cloud-Based Tools

Discover how organizations can use ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online to seamlessly integrate imagery data and GIS workflows to enhance understanding, scale effortlessly, and inspire action. Discover



Government Proactive, Unified Approach to Modernizing GIS (Moving to ArcPro)

What should a large city government do when it learns that mission-critical software used in more than 30 departments by more than 1,000 employees is going to be retired?

That was the question facing Austin, Texas, in March 2019 when Esri announced that ArcMap, part of ArcGIS Desktop, would be retired. (The retirement date is currently March 2026.)

Is it time for your organization to make the move? More



Esri User Conference 
July 11-15, 2021
San Diego, CA

Learn, reconnect, and discover the latest advances in GIS technology when the Esri User Conference returns to San Diego. Join thousands of users from around the globe and get a front-row seat for a look at the future of GIS capabilities.  More


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