GIS Council Allows for Networking
Students and others interested in the GIS industry may wish to consider membership in the Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC). The Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to lead the effective application of geographic informaiton in Indiana. The Council is an organization of GIS users, professionals, and educators. Membership in the Council provides GIS tools and resources, outreach and educational events, networking, and data information and access. The Council hosts an annual conference in Indianapolis in the spring with many workshops and meetings. Members also receive a monthly newsletter that proves to be an invaluable resource.
The Council recently provided information in its newsletter and on its website about the IndianaMap project. The Council helped to sponsor the IndianaMap project and webpage, which is located at www.indianamap.org . The site includes layers with aerial photography, elevations, boundaries, waters, and roads--all available free to the public.
The cost for membership dues for students is $15. The Indiana Geographic Information Council website is located at www.in.gov/igic/