Bloomington’s GIS Team receives 2024 Excellence in GIS Award

BLOOMINGTON – The City of Bloomington Information & Technology Services Department’s  GIS Team has been awarded the Indiana Geographic Information Council’s 2024 Excellence in GIS – Large Community award for its Bloomington Geospatial Hub (GeoHub) at

The award recognizes organizations that use geospatial technology to improve the world. The GeoHub is the City’s primary public resource for web maps, dashboards, and applications from the ITS Department’s GIS Division. Utilizing the industry’s best practices in creating the site, the GeoHub allows easier access to GIS content and increases transparency within the community.

Meghan Blair

“We are honored to be recognized by IGIC for our efforts in developing the GeoHub,” said Meghan Blair, Geographic Information Systems Manager. “2023 was a pivotal year for us, and we look forward to developing new resources for our community.”

Geographic information systems, also known as GIS, allow the capture, storage, manipulation, analysis, and presentation of spatial or geographical data. Since the early 2000s, the City of Bloomington has deployed GIS tools for enterprise use. Over the last few years, the City has updated its GIS platform, allowing for the development of user-centered interactive applications and the creation of the GeoHub.

City of Bloomington ITS GIS staff are responsible for the development and maintenance of the City’s central enterprise geodatabase, creating and updating datasets, producing cartographic maps, providing data analysis, and developing web mapping services and applications. The GeoHub showcases City data and applications with a fresh and easy to navigate website. 

“The GeoHub is about more than maps. It’s about transparent and open government, easily accessible information, and visualizing data so neighbors can better engage in our shared future,” said Mayor Kerry Thomson. “I want to thank our team at ITS for their hard work on this project and look forward to expanding its use in the months and years to come.” 

For more information about the City’s GIS activities and initiatives, please visit