November 7, 2007 10:00am - 3:00pm Indiana State Library, History Reference Room Indianapolis, IN 46204
The Indiana Geographic Information Council invites you to attend the first Local Government GIS Coordinator Forum.
Interact with your peers
Talk to other coordinators from around the state about everything from best practices to regional user groups.
Network with other coordinators from your area of the state, discuss common issues and form a basis for ongoing collaboration.
Learn about statewide initiatives
Get information about statewide initiatives that impact local government, like the recently passed IndianaMap legislation, and how local communities can both support and benefit from what lies ahead.
Who Should Attend?
This event is for ALL local government GIS coordinators. It offers a means for the newest members of the Indiana GIS community to become involved, and the more experienced to improve and expand regional coordination efforts.
This will be an open discussion where professional can ask questions and provide feedback on topics like GIS policy, and learn about resources available to local government. Only local government (city, town, county, regional) will be invited to attend.
There is no fee for participants, though registration is required. Lunch will be provided.
Supported by our Corporate Members:
IGIC works with GIS software companies to provide discounted rates to our membership.
Trimble Products, Training and Support
To IGIC members, Seiler Instrument offers a 5% discount on Trimble mapping-grade hardware, software, and extended warranties. Also, Seiler will offer to IGIC members a 10% discount on training and technical support agreements.
Contact Britt Gill: email@example.com or 317.545.7090 x35
MAP2PDF works with your GIS software to create layered, georegistered maps that can be read by anyone using Adobe Reader - just like a PDF. See more details on what MAP2PDF can do.
Members are eligible for a 15% discount on licensing. Contact the IGIC offices to take advantage of this offer from TerraGo Technologies.
Through an agreement with ESRI, IGIC members are able to pool their orders to take advantage of quantity discounts on selected products. IGIC collects member orders, and submits them to ESRI twice a year - in late April and October. If you are interested in ordering, or would like more details, please contact Jennifer Dubeansky at the IGIC offices 317.234.2924 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for the next order is October 31, 2007.
Great Lakes Regional Data Exchange 2007: Sharing Common Resources The Great Lakes Commission is collaborating with the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and the Canadian Remote Sensing Society (CRSS) to provide you with this opportunity to learn and share information about technologies and methods study, monitor, map and manage the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River system.
The Great Lakes Regional Data Exchange 2007 conference will be held on October 29, 2007 at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario.
For more information, go to http://rdx.glc.org/07/
We’ve finalized the plans for the Intro to ArcGIS 1 training class. It will be held on Oct. 18/19 (Thursday/Friday) at the computer lab in the library building at IUN. This class will be taught on version 9.2 (the latest ArcGIS version). There are not a lot of differences between this and 9.1 so if you’ve had our previous training it is not necessary to repeat this class. As usual, we ask that you have access to the software immediately after the class to begin honing your skills and not lose what you learn. It is also important that you have a basic understanding of the windows operating system but no previous GIS experience is assumed. You must commit to attending both days of training.
This class is offered free of charge (comparable training from ESRI or a vendor could cost as much as $800) and is taught by a certified ESRI instructor (me :) If you are interested please respond by email immediately. There are a limited number of slots available and they are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
I am planning to teach a second round of classes (10-12 students) before the end of the year or shortly into 2008. I’ll announce this to the group and start taking registrations as soon as these plans are finalized.
Becky McKinley, GISP
Hammond Sanitary District
"Hoosier by birth, Boilermaker by the Grace of God"
Are you interested in geography and imagery of the earth? Would you like to see your artwork exhibited in the Herron School of Art Library? Then Enter the GIS Day Earth as Art Contest http://www.indiana.edu/~gis/gisday/poster.html!
Purpose: The contest goal is to marry art and geography. Participants are invited to use the power of art to display a creative and interesting aspect of geography. Works can be based on satellite imagery, aerial photography, elevation data, infrared imagery, or map features from locations around the world. For examples, please see the USGS Earth as Art Gallery http://earthasart.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.htm website.
Eligibility: All staff, faculty, and students at Indiana University are eligible to apply.
To enter: Please send email to email@example.com with the following information:
* Title of your art image * Your department affiliation or the school you are enrolled * Your contact information
Entries will be exhibited at the GIS Day Event http://www.indiana.edu/~gis/gisday at IU Bloomington Wednesday, November 14, where the winner will be announced. On November 15, entries will be transferred to the Herron School of Art http://www.herron.iupui.edu/ on the Indianapolis campus for a two week exhibit in the library
Indiana INTERNnet is an internship-matching program linking employers, students, high schools, colleges and universities by providing both high-tech and high-touch support. It is a powerful high-tech Web-based search, matching and reporting system coupled with “high touch” personal assistance, a toll-free hotline to answer questions and provide internship guidance, resource materials, creating or expanding high quality internship opportunities within the state.