GIS Summer Internships with the State of Indiana

The Indiana Geographic Information Council recently released a blog article stating that there are twenty-two summer intern jobs available with the State of Indiana that require GIS skills.

To view the internships available go to the search portal:

and using the Basic Job Search, search with the keyword GIS within the last three months:






IndianaView Student Scholarships

Indiana View is offering up to six $750 scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students using remote sensing and/or other geospatial technologies in the ten educational institutions that are a part of the Indiana View consortium.

The applications are due February 19, 2016 and the funding for the scholarships will need to be used by June 30th, 2016.

More information on the scholarships and application instructions: 2016_IndianaView_Student_Scholarships

For additional questions, contact:

Larry Biehl, IndianaView Coordinator, Young Hall, 155 South
Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47907-2108 ( or 765 494-3529)


GIS Position Available: DEKALB COUNTY, INDIANA – GIS Jr. Analyst

Information from the Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC) News Site:

Employee serves as GIS Jr. Analyst for the DeKalb County Building, Planning & GIS Department and is responsible for maintaining and updating data as required by the GIS Sr. Analyst and Department Director.

Click here to see full job description and application form – GIS Jr. Analyst_Full-Time

Free Webcast: 2013 – 2027 National Insect and Disease Risk Map (NIDRM): Overview, uses, and data access

The presenters will provide a brief overview of the 2013 – 2027 National Insect and Disease Risk Map (NIDRM) and discuss how these data can be acquired.

NIDRM is more than just maps: It is a nationwide, science-based, administrative planning tool that is the product of a process whereby, every five years, the forest health community works together to determine the severity and extent of tree-mortality hazard due to insects and diseases. NIDRM represents 186 individual insect and disease hazard models, integrated within a common GIS-based, multi-criteria framework that can account for regional variations in forest health. Applied to all 50 states, and based on the best-available science and data, NIDRM’s modeling process provides a consistent, repeatable, transparent, and peer reviewed process through which interactive spatial and temporal hazard assessments can be conducted. NIDRM allows for flexible analysis to produce hazard assessments for specific insects and diseases, and can and is being used to inform other agency assessments such as the Integrated Resource Restoration, Watershed Condition Framework, Terrestrial Ecosystem Condition Assessment, Existing Vegetation Classification Mapping, and Inventory, and Hazardous Fuels Prioritization Allocation System.

Presenter Bio:

Frank Krist – Frank is the National GIS and Spatial Analysis Program Manager at the Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team in Fort Collins Colorado. Since 1998 Frank has worked on an array of state, regional, and national forest health related projects including development of the 2006 and 2012 National Insect and Disease Risk Maps. Throughout his career Frank has strived to develop novel technical approaches which make geospatial tools, analysis, and information accessible to forest health partners across the country.

Lisa Brush – Lisa is the Executive Director of The Stewardship Network. Lisa has been leading collaborative conservation initiatives in the nonprofit environmental sector for over two decades. In her role as co-founder and Executive Director of The Stewardship Network she has engaged thousands of professionals and volunteers in identifying community and conservation needs of the 21st century and determining strategic support The Network can provide. She has managed and overseen grant projects from federal and state agencies, as well as family and private foundations. She has been involved in all aspects of organizational management including foundation/agency relationships, grant based project funding, budget tracking, contract negotiation, implementation, accountability, project reporting and staff and board development. Lisa has facilitated strategic planning sessions, focus groups, citizen task forces, community visioning sessions, and public involvement and feedback meetings with groups ranging in size from four to four hundred. Lisa emphasizes tried and true in-person methods of bringing people together augmented by the use of cutting edge online technology. Lisa serves on numerous boards of directors, has a BA in Science in Society from Wesleyan University, an MS from University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, and is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Great Lakes Leadership Academy.

Event Specific Website:

Event Provider: The Stewardship Network

Event Address: Your Computer

State/County: Online

Event Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 –

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Event Topic: Online Tools & Apps for Nature Invasive Species Habitat Restoration

Event Format: Presentation

Event Setting: Online

Event Cost: Free

Sign-up required?: No

Event Contact Name: Lisa Brush

Event Contact Email:

GIS Day Poster Contest Winners

The winners of our GIS Day student poster contest are:

First Place: Dan Lange, Dept. of Geography, with The Impact of Emerald Ash Borer on Ball State University’s Campus ForestSlide1


Second Place: Anna Hooker, Katee Stone and Jacob Dines, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, with Indiana Dunes National ParkwayDatascape Final - anna et al


Third Place: Paige Story, Dept. of Urban Planning, with Construction and Deconstruction of MuncieConstruction_Destruction Map (002)

Here are some scenes from the poster contest:

Pictures and video from our GIS Public Talk coming soon……

GIS Workshop Opportunity at Seiler Instrument in Indianapolis, Indiana

from the Seiler Instrument webpage:

Seiler Instrument

Mapping GIS / Technical Workshops


These full day workshops will be split into two sessions.

 * Morning session will focus on TerraSync Users. 

* Afternoon session will focus on ArcPad, Trimble Positions and ArcGIS Collector Users.

Note: The cost will be $100.00 per person or ($0) Free for current technical support mapping customers on a current paid support agreement!

November 3,  2015 – Tuesday

Seiler Instrument – Indianapolis, Indiana

Click here to register and get directions