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Bloomington Hosting Indiana Geographic Information Council Annual Conference
Updated May 10, 2017 6:53 AM
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(BLOOMINGTON) - More than 250 Geographic Information System (GIS) professionals will be gathering today and Thursday in Bloomington for the 2017 Indiana GIS Conference.

The diverse program of technical workshops and sessions presented by GIS peers and industry leaders alike provide opportunities to learn new techniques and how others are using GIS to impact their communities. A wide-ranging vendor exhibit area showcasing geospatial products and services will be open throughout the event.

The annual conference is organized by the Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC). IGIC will be presenting their annual awards for Excellence in GIS at the conference. The recipient of the 2017 David C. Ford Special Achievement Award for exemplary service in support of GIS in Indiana will go to Rick Hill, Director of Technical Services at the Indiana Geological Survey.

City of Bloomington GIS Manager, Laura Haley, is co-chair of the conference planning committee and City of Bloomington GIS Specialist Russ Goodman is leading a pre-conference Bloomington bike tour.

The 2017 Indiana GIS Conference will be held at the Monroe County Convention Center in downtown Bloomington, 302 S. College Ave. For more information about the conference, visit the conference page on the IGIC website:

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. Our membership includes individuals from all levels of government, private industry, educational institutions and other nonprofit groups. Through our membership, elected board of directors, and our IndianaMap initiative (, we strive to make a real difference in Indiana GIS - both for those who use it and those who benefit from it. It is our vision to provide modern, accurate, documented, and accessible geospatial information infrastructure for all of Indiana.

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