Indianapolis, Indiana, 28 June 2006: Lt. Governor Becky Skillman and the state’s partners at the Indiana Geographic Information Council announced on June 28 that a detailed computer map has been delivered to every Indiana county and is now available online. In this monumental mapping project, the entire state was mapped in the spring of 2005 with very high quality aerial digital photography, called “orthophotography.” The maps have been delivered to the state and counties, and are publicly viewable at www.indianamap.org. The project is part of a public-private-university initiative called the “IndianaMap.” The Indiana Geographic Information Council is a managing partner of the project.
Lt. Governor Skillman, who serves as chair of the Indiana Counter-Terrorism and Security Council said, “The mapping technology will be invaluable to governments and businesses across the state for everything from economic development and environmental planning to emergency response and demographic studies. The information that can be layered onto the maps is limitless, and so is the potential to use this tool.”