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The Indiana Spatial Data Portal at Indiana University now has Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby County 2007 natural color (RGB) orthophotography datasets available for download. Boone, Hancock, Johnson, Morgan and Shelby Counties also have color infrared (CIR) orthophotos. Marion County imagery is currently restricted to download by Indiana University students, researchers, and staff.

For more information regarding these datasets, please visit the URLs below.

Hamilton County: http://www.indiana.edu/~gisdata/local/hamilton2007.html

Hendricks County http://www.indiana.edu/~gisdata/local/hendricks2007.html

Marion County http://www.indiana.edu/~gisdata/local/marion2007.html

Boone, Hancock, Johnson, Morgan, and Shelby Counties http://www.indiana.edu/~gisdata/local/indy_MPO2007.html

University Information Technology Services staff at Indiana University would like to thank the following contacts for their support in sharing these valuable datasets:

The Indianapolis Mapping and Geographic Infrastructure System (IMAGIS) staff
Larry Stout, GIS Director, Hamilton County
Clint Stoutenhour, GIS Coordinator, Hamilton County

Please send any questions regarding this imagery to uitsgis@indiana.edu.
MODIS image of flood 6/12/08
MODIS satellite images of the flooding in central and southern Indiana can be seen at:


A link to this site on the IndianaView web pages will be up later today.

One can download kmz files of the MODIS images for the last few days
to be able to view them in GoogleEarth. Note that the color infrared
images are 250 meters spatial resolution. The true color images are
at 500 meter spatial resolution.
On June 6th Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels declared a disaster emergency in 41 counties with known destroyed and damaged residential properties because of tornadoes, severe winds, rain and flash flooding. A disaster declaration by the governor is one step needed in the process to request assistance from the federal government.

The map below shows where State assets and personnel had been distributed as of June 10, 2008.
Indiana Response Map 6/10/08

As of June 13th, more rain is on its way http://blogs.wishtv.com/weather/

Stay safe and stay dry.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is posting regularly updated road closures on an interactive map as well as downloadable .pdf maps.
Indiana Road Closures 6/13/08
View current road conditions at http://www.in.gov/dot/gis/slo/RoadClosure.html
Wednesday, June 25th, 1:00-3:00pm OR
Friday, June 27th, 11:00am-1:00pm

The IndianaMap can now be accessed by the public online at www.indianamap.org. This interactive website includes a wealth of data on Indiana, as well as tools that allow you to view and create customized maps. Visitors can add their own data to get answers to specific questions, and perform complex analyses based on the results. The site also includes options to print, share and download data.

IGIC invites fellow State Data Center Affiliates to attend a free, online training session explaining the tools, benefits and future of the IndianaMap website. Topics will include:

Types of Data
Basic tools
Finding information in existing maps
Creating your own maps
Analyzing your findings
Outputting maps
Downloading data

Registration is open only to State Data Center affiliates. Participants will receive an email with login information and toll-free phone number prior to the webinar.

Level: Beginning

Friday, June 13th, 2008 1:00-3:30pm
Indiana State Library, History Reference Room, Indianapolis
IGIC Members: FREE
Nonmembers: $20

ArcGIS Server has become increasingly important to agencies who are taking their GIS to the next level. At this seminar, Tom Brenneman of ESRI will discuss the advanced capabilities of ArcGIS Server including:

Editing via web clients
Creating geoprocessing tasks and publishing them to ArcGIS clients
Data sharing via ArcGIS Server geodatabase replication
Working with Cached Map services

Chris Walls of 39 Degrees North will then demonstrate several advanced solutions for ArcGIS Server, including but not limited to:

Real-time GIS using ArcGIS Server Mobile SDK and Web ADF
Using ArcGIS Server to Track Vehicles
Custom Buttons for ArcGIS Server (Demonstration of our Symbolize, Markup, and Extract Data Tasks)


Visit www.in.gov/igic/jobs for more information on this and other job and internship openings.

GIS Technician for Addressing & Transportation Planning
The Area Plan Commission and Metropolitan Planning Organization of Tippecanoe County, a growing community of 157,000 persons and home of Purdue University is seeking a GIS Technician to be part of the transportation planning team.
Free Wetland Workshops and Field Courses by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is offering free wetland workshops and field courses this summer to interested individuals.

Anyone involved in wetlands (including conservation, land use planning, regulations or water issues) should consider attending. Sessions will cover:

* Importance of wetlands (functions and values)
* Advanced wetland topics
* Economic values of wetlands
* Wetland restoration techniques and incentives

Workshops will be held across Indiana this summer at the following locations:

* Bloomington<http://djcase.com/idem/workshops/7-1-08_Bloomington.pdf> Tuesday, July 1
* Fishers<http://djcase.com/idem/workshops/7-15-08_Fishers.pdf> Tuesday, July 15
* Walkerton<http://djcase.com/idem/workshops/7-29-08_Walkerton.pdf> Tuesday, July 29
* Albion<http://djcase.com/idem/workshops/8-5-08_Albion.pdf> Tuesday, August 5

All workshops will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Each will begin with a morning classroom session, where instruction will be provided by Indiana wetlands experts<http://djcase.com/idem/experts.html>. After a free lunch, participants will be transported to local wetland areas for field training in the afternoon.

Transportation to the field trip areas and lunch will be provided free of charge to all registered participants.

Please mark your calendar and register now. Space is limited, and demand for similar workshops offered in the past has exceeded capacity.

Advanced registration is required. To register, go to: http://www.jfnew.com/event-calendar.asp.

We hope you will be able to attend!

Sponsored by:
Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Contact Sarah Sanders, DJ Case & Associates, 574-258-0100 or sarah@djcase.com or Chris Kline, JFNew, 574-586-3400, ckline@jfnew.com