February 27, 2014

Chittenden , Grand Isle, Franklin, and parts of Lamoille and Washington Counties: New Orthos...

Orthophotos collected for the Northwest portion of the state during the spring of 2013 are now available for download from the VCGI Data Warehouse: .5 meter pixel, black and white or color/infrared (4 band)! Click here to see an index map of coverage.  If you prefer to get all of the new orthos at one time (rather than downloading one photo at a time) and/or if you would like to get the uncompressed Geotiffs, rather than JPEG2000 format, you can purchase the 2013 imagery as a stand alone product for a limited time (until end of August, 2014).

Free Download - choose color, black and white, or infrared, depending on what you prefer, then choose the 2013 data listing.

Product Order Form  - if you prefer to pay via check

Order Products Online (via credit card) - the 2013 stand alone product will appear in this list by Friday, February 28, 2014.

February 24, 2014

All VT imagery through a single service!

VCGI, in collaboration with VT's Enterprise GIS Consortium (EGC), has developed a portfolio of "web services" which allow users to bring map layers and imagery into their GIS projects or map mashups without actually downloading any data. By connecting to the service of choice via the internet (a live internet connection is required in order for the images to appear in your GIS project) users can access a variety of resources (listed in the pages linked below).

You can connect with these services in several different ways. In ArcGIS 10.x you can simply connect to all of the services, and then choose which one or more you wish to include in your project (see link below). You can also click on the layer link provided for each individual service (see services listed in Imagery Services and Map Services).

More info here about web map services:

Direct link to Imagery services:

February 19, 2014

State Highway and Transportation Officials Travel to Burlington!

GIS-T Symposium
Burlington, Vermont
Workshops - Monday, May 5, 2014
Symposium - Tuesday, May 6 - Thursday, May 8, 2014

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials sponsors the annual GIS for Transportation Symposium. It is a chance for persons in government and private industry who are interested in the use of GIS for transportation purposes to get together and share experiences, see state-of-art software, and learn more about this field. The Symposium annually attracts over 400 Symposium registrants in addition to the 50 exhibitors in the technology hall.

The Symposium offers keynote speakers, discussion forums, workshops, presentations, and a technology hall where exhibitors showcase their services. Organizations and individuals with information related to GIS in transportation are encouraged to share their experience by presenting at the Symposium.

More information and registration:

February 3, 2014

Funding available for parcel mapping in the northern 6 counties!

This project is funded by the Northern Border Regional Commission and is being implemented in partnership with the Northwest RPC, Lamoille County PC, and the Northeast VT Development Association. The project will offer a series of informational workshops followed by a grant program to support high-quality parcel mapping in selected towns. Click here to read the Program Description and here to access the Grant Application Form. If you are a municipality wishing to apply for grants funds, please also contact your regional planning commission as well. Only towns in the northern six counties are eligible for grant funds. Please read the program description for details on match funding requirements.

January 7, 2014

LiDAR derivatives now available for download from VCGI!

With technical support from our partners in the Enterprise Geospatial Consortium LiDAR Workgroup (a.k.a. VTeam LiDAR), VCGI is happy to announce the initial offering of LiDAR “derivative data” under the umbrella of the “Vermont LiDAR Initiative” effort. For more information on the effort, the state LiDAR plan, status graphics and other support data please visit the new VCGI LiDAR web page at

Current data availability includes 1.4m resolution Digital Surface Models (DSMs) “ElevationOther_DSM1p4m” and Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) “ElevationDEM_DEM1p4m“ covering the Missisquoi subbasin and a majority of Bennington County. 2’ Contours from these areas will be integrated with the existing 2’ contour layer “ElevationOther_CN2T” early in the New Year. See the LiDAR web page for project data extents and more

See more details at the full VCGI Blog: