We have added 3 layers to the IndianaMap Hydrology folder showing "Water Bodies Lakes LocalRes," "Water Bodies Rivers LocalRes," and "Water Bodies Streams LocalRes." These layers represent the latest release by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) of the local-resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD), 2013. NHD data was originally developed at 1:100,000-scale and exists at that scale for the whole country. Also, high-resolution NHD, generally developed at 1:24,000 to 1:12,000 scale, adds detail to the original 1:100,000-scale NHD. The local resolution NHD is developed at 1:2,400 scale, and adds even more detail to the NHD. This dataset is currently incomplete but includes data for the following HUC08 subbasins in Indiana: 05120104 (Upper Eel), 0712002 (Iroquois), 05120105 (Middle Wabash-Deer), 04120107 (Wildcat), 05120204 (Driftwood), 05120205 (Flatrock-Haw), 05120207 (Muscatatuck), and 05120110 (Sugar).
We have updated 3 layers on the IndianaMap viewer. If you are a user of these data you can follow the links below to the IndianaMap Layer Gallery to access the preview maps, metadata, and download files for the latest versions.
- The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has supplied IndianaMap with a newly formatted layer named "Waste Disposal Storage Handling." This layer shows various types of permitted waste sites in Indiana including construction/demolition waste sites, CFO compost sites, clean fill sites, municipal and non-municipal waste sites, open dumps, restricted waste sites, surface impoundments, sanitary landfills, incinerators, material recovery sites, medical waste sites, recycling sites, and waste transfer stations. This layer replaces six formerly independent layers on the IndianaMap.
- IDEM has also supplied updates for two layers named "Waste Water NPDES Facilities" and "Waste Water NPDES Pipe Locations." These data show permitted facilities and waste water discharge points in Indiana, obtained from the Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS) database of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The Notable Documents Panel of the American Library Association - Government Documents Roundtable:
The purpose of the Notable Government Document List is to recognize excellence in government publishing, identify resources of distinction, and commend individual works of superlative nature. For a publication to be included in this list, it must be nominated and successfully meet or surpass the following criteria:
- Extent of lasting value
- Extent of reference and bibliographic value
- Extent to which the document expands knowledge or shows innovation
- Extent to which the document furthers an understanding of government processes, functions, or agency mission
- Extent to which the document contributes to enhancing the quality of life
- Extent to which the document appeals to a broad audience
- Extent to which the document is written in a lucid style comprehensible to non-specialists
- Extent to which the title reflects the actual contents and follows through on its thesis
- Physical appearance, browsability, searchability, usability, and the frequency of updating
This recognition is thanks to the GIS community of Indiana, through the dedicated work of the Indiana Geological Survey, the Indiana Geographic Information Office, Indiana University - UITS, and all the members of the Indiana Geographic Information Council.
Blocks, Block Groups, and Tracts are not legal boundaries, but are considered stable geographic units used for the presentation of decennial census data. These data were all obtained from the Web page of the U.S. Census Bureau (USCB), and were originally published to represent 2011 updates.
The layer showing Children in Poverty, by Indiana school districts for 2011 was also obtained from the Web page of the USCB, with cooperation from the Indiana Business Research Center who provided the tabular data for 2011 "Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates" (SAIPE) program of the USCB.
The 113th Congressional Districts for Indiana were updated from the adopted redistricted boundaries established in 2011. It has been attributed with the latest 2013 election results with representative name, party affiliation, as well as contact information such as Web sites and offices addresses for each representative.
Two new layers showing the results of the last election for the 118th Indiana General Assembly -Senate and House of Representatives have been added to the map. The 118th Indiana General Assembly convenes on January 8, 2013. These data replace the two layers published in 2011 that showed the results of the redistricted legislative boundaries for Indiana, established for 2011-2021. Attributes include the name of the legislator, district number, party affiliation, and a link to the legislator's Web site (Note: some Web sites still point to legislators from 117th G.A., the state is updating these links).
The Indiana General Assembly consists of two houses, the House of Representatives and the Senate. Indiana has a part-time legislature that does not meet year-round. The General Assembly convenes on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January. During odd-numbered years the legislature meets for 61 days (not necessarily consecutively) and must be adjourned by April 30. During even-numbered years the legislature meets for 30 days (not necessarily consecutively) and must be adjourned by March 15. Members are elected from districts that are realigned every ten years. Representatives (100 in total) serve terms of two years and senators (50 in total) serve terms of four years. Both houses can create bills, but bills must pass both houses before it can be submitted to the governor and enacted into law.
A new layer has been added showing the Interstate 69 Extension and associated ramps for southern Indiana. The first three sections (from Evansville to Crane) opened for travel on November 19, 2012. The fourth section (from the US 231 interchange to Bloomington) is also scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014. The layer showing Mile Markers - System 1 Roads has also been updated with markers for the new extension. Data were provided by INDOT personnel on November 8, 2012.
A new layer showing the U.S. National Grid (1000 meters) (USNG) has been added. The USNG establishes a nationally consistent grid reference system, seamless across state jurisdictions and is the foundtaion for a universal base map index. It provides an unambiguous way to describe locations where users are operating in areas away from established road networks, or in areas affected by natural disasters where roads or road signs have been destroyed. This system is flexible and expandable and can be used to represent larger areas (four digit values) down to resolutions of single points on a map (ten digit values). NOTE - A PDF document is included in the download ZIP file for this layer that outlines background information, as well as a detailed description of how to create, read, and utilize national grid coordinate values.