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    Orthophotography/LiDAR

    A south-to-north acquisition was performed in 2011 to complete approximately 30 of the 92 counties in the center column of the state. The eastern counties were flown in 2012 and the remaining western counties will be flown in spring 2013.

     

    The planes will soon be airborne in as early as mid-February to begin the acquisition of the third and final year of this cycle of ortho/LiDAR.


     

    2013 Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC) GIS Conference

    2012 gis conference logo

    May 7-8, 2013
    Horizon Convention Center
    Muncie, Indiana

    Details can be found at the IGIC website: http://www.igic.org/conference/index.html


    History of GIS in Indiana

    Polis Center at IUPUI is featuring a blog series to discuss the HISTORY OF GIS IN INDIANA. Featured bloggers include Jim Sparks, Indiana Geographic Information Officer, Phil Worrall, Executive Director of Indiana Geographic Information Council, and John Buechler, Director of Geoinformatics at Polis, as well as interviews with key figures in our state’s GIS history.

    We realize that there are many diverse perspectives of Indiana’s GIS history, so we encourage you to share your own by adding your comments to the Polis Center blog or Facebook page.  You can read and post your comments to part one and two of our blog series right now!

    Polis Center at IUPUI is featuring a blog series to discuss the HISTORY OF GIS IN INDIANA. Featured bloggers include Jim Sparks, Indiana Geographic Information Officer, Phil Worrall, Executive Director of Indiana Geographic Information Council, and John Buechler, Director of Geoinformatics at Polis, as well as interviews with key figures in our state’s GIS history.We realize that there are many diverse perspectives of Indiana’s GIS history, so we encourage you to share your own by adding your comments to the Polis Center blog or Facebook page.  You can read and post your comments to part one and two of our blog series right now!

    Part I     History of GIS in Indiana: One Perspective, by Jim Sparks, Indiana GIO
    http://thepoliscenter.iupui.edu/index.php/the-history-of-gis-in-indiana-one-perspective/

    Part II    History of GIS in Indiana: The MSE Perspective, by Phil Worrall, ED of IGIC
    http://thepoliscenter.iupui.edu/index.php/history-of-gis-in-indiana-part-ii-the-mse-perspective/

    NAIP Imagery Acquired In Indiana
    Indiana's data collection for 2012 is complete.  

    What is NAIP?
    The National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) acquires aerial imagery during the agricultural growing seasons in the continental U.S. A primary goal of the NAIP program is to make digital ortho photography available to governmental agencies and the public within a year of acquisition.


    King County GIS Delivers Significant Return on Investment
    Ever wonder about the financial benefit of GIS to your organization?  In King County, Washington, the use of GIS resulted in at least $775 million in net benefits to the county over the eighteen-year period from 1992 to 2010, according to a study performed by Dr. Richard O. Zerbe, Jr., Director of the Center for Benefit-Cost Analysis at the University of Washington.  ROI Report  
     

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