The Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC) is one of thirteen organizations across Indiana collaborating to implement a data sharing initiative with County Government. The primary goal of this initiative is for the local County government GIS data stewards to share their local road centerlines, jurisdictional boundaries, point addresses, and parcel boundaries with the State through Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Feature Services (WFS) to create four homogeneous statewide data layers within State government, published on the IndianaMap, and available to The National Map.
The IndianaMap Data Sharing Initiative was already underway when this CAP Grant was awarded to IGIC. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) provided $1.37 million dollars of funding ($14,894 for each of Indiana’s 92 Counties) to share their local GIS data over the Internet using OGC WFS.
In addition to this significant effort, this CAP grant allowed IGIC and our project partners to focus on details such as support capabilities for the local data development, maintenance and harvesting procedures of these framework data layers. Topics specifically addressed in this grant included:
1. The Partnership and Outreach Mechanisms Used.
2. Developing Statewide Minimum Data Standard Guidelines
3. Supporting the Project Technology
4. Supporting the Development of an Authoritative GIS County Boundary File
5. QA/QC and Reports on Harvested Data
The demonstration of this Local -> State -> Federal roll-up of local authoritative data into a seamless statewide GIS demonstrates a viable solution that solves our data interoperability problems, as well as provides a model for other states to emulate to solve similar problems, while also helping advance the Federal goal of establishing a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).
Philip S. Worrall, IGIC Executive Director
Jim Sparks, Indiana Office of Technology
Richard Hill, Indiana Geological Survey
David Nail, USGS Geospatial Liaison for Indiana
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