Wednesday, August 04, 2010

A Summertime of Fun: GIS at the Indiana State Fair

The Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC) will be hosting a tent in the new Boy Scout Camp Area at this year’s Indiana State Fair, which begins Friday, August 6 and runs through August 22. The IGIC booth will be open from 10 am to 10 pm each day.

The IGIC has developed a State Fairgrounds orienteering map that will lead visitors to various points of interest around the fair that include natural, human, and historical sites of interest. As much as possible, completion of the orienteering activity will meet one or more requirements of Scouting rank advancements. Although the focus will be on supporting the Boy Scouts, this activity will be available to all visitors to the Fair. Visitors can also access GIS and IndianaMap data on a touch-screen kiosk located inside the Normandy Barn.

For more information about these activities, please visit the IGIC Web page at For more information about the Indiana State Fair, visit

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