|Part of United States mapping project.|
Indiana, United States, North America
|latitude: 39.8, longitude: -86.25|
|Browse map of Indiana 39°48′00.00″ N, 86°15′00.00″ W|
|Use this template for your city|
OpenCycleMap in Indiana
A number of aerial and satellite imagery layers are available in iD, Potlatch, and JOSM. The default layer in iD and Potlatch is Bing Aerial Imagery, which you should generally avoid due to its age. Maxar imagery is generally the most up-to-date. Mapbox imagery is of high resolution in the Indianapolis, Chicago, Louisville, South Bend, Fort Wayne, Lafayette, and Evansville areas. IndianaMap orthoimagery is the best orthorectified and of highest resolution in many counties. Check the vintage of an OSM feature before remapping it based on older aerial imagery – a lot can change in a year or two. To keep other mappers from "reviving" a demolished building, change its building=* tag to demolished:building=* instead of deleting it.
When mapping a tall building or a road in a hilly area, choose a well-aligned, high-resolution layer to draw the building footprint with minimal skew or offset, then switch to the most current layer to look for any additions or demolitions that may have taken place recently. When mapping in a wooded area, choose a leaf-off layer so you can easily see through tree cover.
Tagging suggestions for Indiana
See the Indiana/Highway Relations page to track the progress of placing highways into relations within Indiana.
The following table is a summary of the tags to use for route relations.
|Key||Interstate Values||US Highways Values||State Highway Values||Notes|
See United States Road Classification for more tagging information.
|Interstate Highways||An Arterial Divided highway that is partially but not entirely grade separated.||US Routes, State Roads in dense urban areas||State Roads, Major Urban Streets||County Routes.||Minor roads||Other minor roads||Roads found in cemeteries, parking lots, alleyways, or other services.|
See Relation:boundary for more information on tagging boundary relations.
|border_type=*||admin_level=* (1 to 10)|
The following table is a summary of the tags to use for county boundary relations.
|gnis:feature_id||see table below|
|gnis:county_id||see table below|
|gnis:state_id||18||18 is for Indiana|
See the Indiana Counties page to track the progress on boundary relations for Indiana counties.
Indiana Historical Bureau Markers
A list of historical markers in Indiana can be found at http://www.in.gov/history/markers/3819.htm Use the following tags for the markers
|ihb_id||xx.xxxx.xx||Indiana Historical Bureau ID|
|website||link to the website describing the marker|
National Register of Historic Places
To add places listed in the National Register of Historic Place use the following tags.
|ref:nris||National Register Information System ID number|
The Allen County GIS portal found at: http://acimap.us/ has been confirmed to offer its data as public domain.
Per Allen County ordinance, GIS data is public domain data with no use restrictions. You can download Allen County streets at http://maps.indiana.edu/layerGallery.html?category=Streets -- GIS Coordinator, Allen County GIS
- Parcel GIS system : http://data.indy.gov/datasets/parcels for address lookup.