State of Indiana

  • 92 Countries
  • 1 GIS data portal
  • 6.5 Million People served

The State of Indiana had regional data that they wanted to make easily accessible to a broad audience.

There are 92 counties in Indiana, each with its own data management practices and datasets. Many of them shared a goal of wanting to aggregate and standardize several critical datasets into a central repository.

However, with limited resources, it was important for the data sharing process to be non-invasive and not require that counties change their current methodologies, formats, data models, and platforms. They also worked with sensitive data and needed a solution that could verify data, and that would not include any personal information.

How they made it possible - using the #1 tool for spatial data integration.

The State of Indiana used FME to streamline the integration of GIS data from 92 counties into a central repository, which is then made available through an online GIS data portal. The data is now readily available to assist with initiatives and emergency response activities across the state.

FME Server was used to integrate and share data from the various GIS systems of 80+ counties. Each delivered their data via OGC WFS streams where FME Server took over, transforming and homogenizing it into a central Esri ArcSDE repository from which it was made available through the IndianaMap online GIS portal.

The State of Indiana used FME to save time and money and ensured that individual counties did not have to implement new processes or spend their budgets.

FME Products Used:

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  • FME Desktop
  • FME Server

"FME was the best solution we knew of, and had we tried to do it another way, we probably would have failed before we even got started." - Jim Sparks, Geographic Information Officer for the State of Indiana