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To date 57 Counties have signed the Data Sharing Agreement to become partners in the IndianaMap Data Sharing Initiative. The counties are: Adams, Bartholomew, Cass, Clark, Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, Dekalb, Delaware, Dubois, Fayette, Fountain, Franklin, Grant, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Jasper, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Kosciusko, Lagrange, LaPorte, Madison, Marion, Miami, Monroe, Noble, Orange, Owen, Perry, Pike, Posey, Pulaski, Putnam, Ripley, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Vanderburgh, Vigo, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, Wells and Whitley.



Indiana Map 57


You will notice a new color has been added to the map. The 26 counties shown in blue have submitted all their paper work to IDHS, stood up their Web Feature Services, and have also provided their URLs to Roger Koelpin at IDHS for testing. IDHS's testing of these first sites should be completed in the next few weeks. Each county will be notified when the testing is successful so they can then apply for reimbursement for their set-up and hosting fees. For the IndianaMap, our plan is to start making these new data available on the IndianaMap shortly after the IDHS testing is complete.

On May 1st, Roger Koelpin wrote a letter to all EMA coordinators to clarify the procedures in the hope of making success more likely and timely for the remaining counties. The EMA coordinators have been asked to forward the letter to their county emergency managers, who will be asked to share it with their GIS shops and contractors.

To support this process, IGIC has posted this letter on our web site, and you can click here to read the full letter. If your County is still shown in green on this map, we encourage you to complete the grant submittal process as soon as possible so you can get your Web Feature Services stood up by the June 7th deadline identified in the letter.

The process to get the County Commissioners on board in the remaining 35 counties will continue regardless of this first deadline. But, if your County is still shown in yellow on this map, please talk to your County Commissioners and discuss with them the importance, value and timeliness of your counties participation. To help the County EMA Directors accurately and quickly submit their "2007 LETPP WebGIS" grant requests, Roger Koelpin at the Indiana Department of Homeland Security has provided them with on-line templates in their iGMS system. For more details click here.
The following is a summary of the 24th & 25th monthly reports submitted by Denver Harper and Chris Dintaman on behalf of Dr. John Steinmetz and the other contributors to the IndianaMap Viewer Project.

IndianaMap


Project Administration
On February 18, 2009, partial funding was obtained for resumption of development of the IndianaMap Viewer Project (IMV).

Content
During the period from May 2008 to February 2009, when no funding was available to support development of the IMV, several changes were implemented by personnel of the Indiana Geological Survey (IGS). These included the following:

1. SURVEYOR TIE CARDS: In early December, 2008, this layer was updated with data for Bartholomew County. This layer is not available for download, but it can be viewed from the map viewer in the folder named “REFERENCE” and the subfolder named “Contours, Imagery, & Other.”

2. In December 2008, the seven map services providing framework data (geodetic control, orthoimagery, elevation, hydrography, transportation, government boundaries, and cadastral information) were updated. A Web page titled "Connnecting to IGS Map Services using Desktop GIS Software" was updated to provide instructions for connecting to these services using desktop GIS software.

3. PETROLEUM FIELDS and PETROLEUM WELLS: In early January 2009, these layers were replaced by layers that are updated on a daily basis by personnel of the IGS. The layers can be found in the folder named “GEOLOGY” and the subfolder named “Economic Geology.” The static layers that were formerly available for download have been removed. Persons wishing to download these data are now instructed to visit the Petroleum Database Management System (PDMS) of the IGS.

4. MINE ENTRIES, MINES-UNDERGROUND, and MINES—SURFACE: In early February 2009, these coal-related layers were updated by personnel of IGS with data current through December 31, 2007. The layers can be found in the folder named “GEOLOGY” and the subfolder named “Coal Geology.”

Following the resumption of funding on February 18, 2009, four layers were updated:

1. TRAILS: This updated layer (“TRAILS_IDNR_IN”) was provided by the Division of Outdoor Recreation, Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The layer can be found in the folder named “INTRASTRUCTURE” and the subfolder named “Other Infrastructure.”

2. 111TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS, 116TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY—HOUSE, and 116TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY—SENATE: These layers were updated by personnel of the IGS to provide the results of the general election that was conducted in November 2008. Attributes of these layers include the names and contact information for legislators.

Four new layers were added on April 7, 2009:

1&2. AQUIFERS – BEDROCK and AQUIFERS – UNCONSOLIDATED: These two new layers (“AQUIFERS_BEDROCK_USGS_IN” and “AQUIFERS_UNCONSOLIDATED_USGS_IN”) replace an older, less detailed layer named "Aquifers" on the interactive map. Attributes include aquifer thicknesses and potential aquifer yields. These layers can be found in the following folder: HYDROLOGY > Hydrogeology.

3. STREAMFLOW GAUGES: This new layer (“STREAMFLOW_GAUGING_STATIONS_USGS_IN”) provides locations of 179 streamflow gauges maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The gauges are part of a real-time national streamflow network. Attributes include the station name, station reference number, and a Web URL link to real-time hydrologic data for each station. This layer can be found in the following folder: HYDROLOGY > Hydrography.

4. WEATHER STATIONS: This new layer (“WEATHER_STATIONS_NCDC_IN”) shows active weather stations that are part of the National Weather Service's Cooperative Station Network, as provided by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Attributes include station names, types, and identification numbers. This layer can be found in the following folder: HYDROLOGY > Hydrography.

Functionality
After funding resumed on February 18, 2009, several tools and functions were modified to improve their usability.

1. The "Identify" and "Select by Rectangle" tools on the vertical toolbar of the interactive map were modified. Formerly, whenever these tools were used, the results appeared in a new window. Many users experienced problems with these tools because the new window was blocked by pop-up blockers. Now, whenever these tools are used, the results appear in the right-hand frame of the interactive map.

2. The "Locate Address or Street" function, which is found in the "Search/Query" menu, has been simplified. Formerly, there were seven text-entry boxes; there are now only three such boxes. Rather than entering a full address with a direction (for example, "N" or "S") and a suffix (for example, "St," "Rd," or "Ave"), users are advised to enter the first three or four letters of the street name, followed by the wildcard ("*").

3. The "Raster Data by County or Quad" function, which is found in the "Download" menu, has been modified. After a user selects the tool and clicks an area of interest on the map, a new window appears. The new window displays all raster data sets from the area of interest that are available for download from the Indiana Spatial Data Portal of Indiana University.

4. IDENTIFY and SELECT BY RECTANGLE: Formerly, whenever these tools were used, the results appeared in a new window. Many users experienced problems with these tools because the new window was blocked by pop-up blockers. Now, whenever these tools are used, the results appear in the right-hand frame of the interactive map. When finished viewing the results, users can restore the list of layers by clicking the link named "Back to Layers."

5. LOCATE ADDRESS OR STREET: This function, which is found in the "Search/Query" menu, has been simplified. Formerly, there were seven text-entry boxes; there are now only three such boxes. Rather than entering a full address with a direction (for example, "N" or "S") and a suffix (for example, "St," "Rd," or "Ave"), users can use the first three or four letters of the street name, followed by the wildcard ("*").

6. RASTER DATA BY COUNTY OR QUAD: This function, which is found in the "Download" menu, has been modified. After the user selects the tool and clicks an area of interest on the map, a new window appears. The new window displays all raster data sets from the area of interest that are available for download from the Indiana Spatial Data Portal of Indiana University. Users can then browse the directory tree and click a file-name hyperlink to begin downloading data.

Outreach
During 2008 a total of 239 service requests were answered by personnel of the IGS. These involved responses to comments or questions received from the public by email, telephone, or personal visits.

During the period of February 18 to March 18, a total of 16 service requests were answered.

During the period of March 19 to April 19, a total of 13 service requests were answered by personnel of the IGS. These involved responses to comments or questions received from the public by email, telephone, or personal visits.

As of April 20, there were approximately 640 subscribers to the INDIANAMAPVIEWER-L listserv.