Northwest Indiana GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Forum
Who We Are
In May of 1997, the Northwest Indiana Environmental Forum (henceforth called the Environmental Forum - Tom Geishecker, Chairperson) established a sub-committee of their group to focus on the problem of cataloging spatial data for NW Indiana. In their attempts to help the group focus on the original mandate, the following 4 subcommittees were created:
- Cataloging - To establish a methodology for performing the inventory and cataloging tasks. This sub committee has researched the FGDC Content Standard for Metadata, investigated various software tools available to perform the Metadata compilation.
- Infrastructure - To help agencies with technical questions concerning hardware requirements for implementing Desktop GIS as well as investigate purchasing programs.
- Clearinghouse - To create and maintain web pages for the GIS Forum and investigate the possibility of making the catalog accessible via Internet.
- Training - To help agencies tackle the educational issues surrounding Desktop GIS implementation. Since it's creation, the GIS Forum has helped train members of our group and from various other agencies.