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IndianaMap wins award for best open source data integration

Project Leads: Justin Peters

Divisions/Groups who enabled highlight:  UITS Research Technologies Research Storage and Research Analytics

Partners: Indiana University UITS, Indiana Geological Survey, Indiana Geographic Information Council, State of Indiana GIO

Figure 1. IndianaMap displaying 3 of the approximately 300 layers of information available.

The Best Open Source Data Integration award is given to the map which makes the most innovative use of open source data. The map need not use a wide variety of sources or be entirely composed of open data sources but the open source component must be well marshaled, purposeful and a core component of the final map.  Click here for the entire news release.

Composed of over 300 layers of statewide open geospatial data, the IndianaMap provides Hoosiers and local governments a platform for sharing geospatial data. The IndianaMap was recently recognized as a "Notable Government Document" by the American Library Association and has served as example of state, county, and local data sharing initiatives. Web feature services are harvested monthly from counties and assembled as statewide layers and distributed through the IndianaMap. This data sharing partnership has resulted in near statewide coverage of parcels, address points, local jurisdictional boundaries, and street centerlines where data stewardship remains at the local authoritative level.

The annual FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software 4 Geospatial) conference is the largest global gathering focused on open source geospatial software. FOSS4G brings together developers, users, decision-makers and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation. Through six days of workshops, presentations, discussions, and cooperation, FOSS4G participants create effective and relevant geospatial products, standards, and protocols.

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Research Analytics supports several proprietary and open source software that enable geospatial analysis and GIS. More info on RA at:

The Research Storage team is responsible for the administration and support of the Research File System and the Scholarly Data Archive, which provide interactive and archival storage, respectively, for Indiana University faculty, staff, and research students.

For information about the Pervasive Technology Institute, the Research Technologies Division of UITS, and IU’s advanced cyberinfrastructure see