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Geographic Information Systems are a priority for homeland security in Indiana. This is evidenced by the 2005 Indiana Statewide Color Orthophotography Project led by the Indiana Counter-Terrorism and Security Council (CTASC). The orthophotography project is producing 1-foot and 6-inch orthophotography for the entire state of Indiana (36,418 square miles), 1-meter color-IR imagery, and digital elevation products. The Indiana 2005 Color Orthophotography Project is an example of how statewide coordination of GIS can benefit the State, local government, and citizens. The project demonstrates cost savings, multi-jurisdictional coordination, consistent standards statewide, the NSDI principle of "build once--use many times," shared funding, partnerships, bridging the digital divide, educational opportunities, and positive economic impact. We will describe challenges and opportunities including our funding solutions, the strength of the multi-jurisdictional team approach to project development, the ADS40 digital data acquisition method, and the broad constituency for this unique project.