December 17, 2015

Final deadline for proposals is January 6, 2016

Click here to go to the RFP page of our website, where all relevant links are found.

December 9, 2015

For your convenience...

You can now purchase all of the imagery collected during the 2015 Orthophoto collection on an external drive:

  • Southern VT - Windham and Bennington Counties
  • .5 meter pixel, 4-band color and black and white

You can still download individual images here, and the imagery will be available as a service and via custom download soon (all for free), but if having all of the imagery mailed to you on an external drive would make your life/work here to go to the products page to order the drive for only $100!

December 2, 2015

To be collected in spring of 2016!

The Office of Purchasing & Contracting on behalf of the Vermont Center for Geographic Information (VCGI), a Division of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD), is soliciting competitive sealed, fixed price proposals for a new digital orthophotographic base from qualified bidders.  If a suitable offer is made in response to this Request for Proposal (RFP), VCGI may enter into a contract  to have the selected bidder perform all or part of the Work.  The RFP provides details on what is required to submit a Proposal in response to this RFP, how VCGI will evaluate the Proposals, and what will be required of the Contractor in performing the Work.

Click here to go directly to the RFP

or click here to go to the page which also has support documents

November 30, 2015

ArcGIS Story Maps How To and National Geographic Certified Educators: An Introduction 

1. ArcGIS Story Maps How To

Dec 10, 2015 2:00 PM EST at:

This webinar will introduce participants to the basics of creating a Story Map using ESRI's ArcGIS Online. Story Maps allow you to share map information in a graphically effective format, with photos and narrative adding deeper context to your map. Anyone can create a Story Map - whether you have ArcGIS software or not! 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

2. National Geographic Certified Educators: An Introduction 

Dec 16, 2015 3:00 PM EST at:

The focus will be an introduction for folks interested in becoming National Geographic Certified would be great for teachers, and people who are in some way connected to geography education

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

November 16, 2015

Bennington and Windham counties, 4-band and black and white!

Bennington OrthophotoNew 2015 standard .5-meter digital orthos are now available for tiled download (in compressed format) from Vermont's Open GeoData Portal;  These orthos are provided through the Vermont Imagery Program.  This new set of 2015 imagery covers a southern area of Vermont (most of Bennington Co., most of Windham Co., and a small portion of southern Windsor Co.).

For access to the new digital orthos, go to the following URL and click the link to “2015 Orthophotos Now Available!”:

For more information on imagery and the Vermont Imagery Program, go to:

Questions? Contact me:  Ivan Brown, GIS Database Administrator