Geological Research at the IGS

Interactive map Web service for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure framework layers for IndianaMap

Status Start Date End Date Locations
completed Oct 29, 2003 Nov 1, 2008 All Counties
Director: Richard Hill
Other Researchers: Chris Dintaman, Paul Rohwer, Phil Worrall,
Funding: U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)
Issue: The C-TASC Crisis and Response Mapping Center (CRMC) is a statewide geographic information center to support emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. The state and local response agencies served by the CRMC are data producers and consumers. They require the use of coordinated geographic information system (GIS) framework layers to conduct their business. C-TASC recognizes and supports the work of the Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC) to build the IndianaMap as a statewide framework. C-TASC recognizes that the Indiana Geological Survey's expertise makes it well positioned to participate in a mutually beneficial partnership to support the IndianaMap.
Objective: A mutually beneficial partnership between the Indiana Geological Survey and the Indiana Counter-Terrorism and Security Council (C-TASC) Crisis and Response Mapping Center is important as we build the capabilities of IndianaMap. The partnership will facilitate construction of an interactive map Web service for public display that will provide interactivity and downloading capabilities of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure framework layers for Indiana.
Approach: C-TASC will provide the Web server hardware to the IGS. The IGS will host an ArcIMS Web server for each of the seven framework data layers. The IGs will develop an ArcIMS image map service to portray the framework data layers and configure the Web server for Web clients to download framework layers and metadata. The Framework image map services will be registered with the IndianaMap Data Clearinghouse. The IGS will provide framework layers currently available, along with metadata that is compliant with Federal Geographic Data Committee standards.
Products: The Indiana Geological Survey will host a Web site that will be available to C-TASC and the public to view and to freely download important framework data layers.
Benefits: The Indiana framework data layers have been identified by the Indiana Geographic Information Council as the most important set of geographic data to Indiana. These data are the foundation for all other geographic data sets, and they will be available to users all over the state of Indiana.

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