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Annual Indiana GIS Conference to be Held in Bloomington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 11, 2015


For more information, please contact:

Rick Dietz, Director, City of Bloomington Information Technology Services, 812.349.3454

Laura Haley, GIS Manager, City of Bloomington Information Technology Services, 812.349.3454


Annual Indiana GIS Conference to be Held in Bloomington


Bloomington, Ind. -The City of Bloomington announced that the 2015 Annual Indiana GIS Conference will be held on May 12 and 13, in the heart of beautiful, downtown Bloomington at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave. The conference is sponsored by the Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC) and will draw nearly 300 GIS professionals from around the state.

GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems. The City uses GIS as a tool to visualize information and integrate a wide variety of data to assist with planning activities, problem solving and decision making. IGIC's Annual Indiana GIS Conference presents an outstanding program of technical workshops, inspiring presentations, networking opportunities and vendor exhibits. This year's presentations range from innovative applications and analysis techniques to community and historical mapping. Workshops include topics covering Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Open Data, new options for using IndianaMap data and more. To learn more about GIS or the annual conference, visit the IGIC website.

Laura Haley, GIS Manager for the City of Bloomington and Conference Co-Chair, said, "The Indiana GIS Community really values spending quality time with their fellow GIS practitioners to see how others are applying Geospatial Information to meet local needs and to learn about the latest technology."

In addition to the City of Bloomington, the Indiana Geological Survey (IGS) (located in Bloomington), Indiana University Information Technology Services (UITS) and Monroe County Technical Services also have been active in conference planning.

Along with the GIS community, the annual conference welcomes elected officials, policy makers and other end users.

"The Indiana GIS Conference is a great place for you to meet your local government GIS Coordinators and experts around Indiana," said IGIC Executive Director Phil Worrall.

The City of Bloomington makes GIS and mapping related data available for use or download from the City's GIS website. For more information about the conference, contact Rick Dietz at 812.349.3454.


About IGIC

The Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to lead the effective application of geographic information in Indiana. Their membership includes individuals from all levels of government, private industry, educational institutions and other nonprofit groups. Through their membership, elected board of directors and their IndianaMap initiative (www.IndianaMap.org), they strive to make a real difference in Indiana GIS - both for those who use it and those who benefit from it. It is IGIC's vision to provide modern, accurate, documented and accessible geospatial information infrastructure for all of Indiana.


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