The VT Center for Geographic Information (VCGI) is pleased to release a BETA version of Vermont’s new Open Geodata Portal!
VCGI and its partners have built a website that connects publishers and consumers and helps them find, explore, contribute, and use geospatial information and resources. The VT Open Geodata Portal (Beta) “federates” geodata, web services, and geospatial applications from many sources (publishers) including several State agencies (e.g. VT Agency of Natural Resources, VT Agency of Transportation, and VT Agency of Human Services). VCGI would like to thank our partners for their dedication to improving access to Vermont’s geospatial assets.
What do you think? Please take a few minutes to explore the BETA site (http://geodata.vermont.gov), kick the tires, and let us know what you think (http://geodata.vermont.gov/beta_survey). Your input will help us improve the website. We plan to release a final version by the end of the year. Thanks!
P.S. Known “bugs/limitations” have been documented here (http://geodata.vermont.gov/beta1_bugs).
Join your geospatial colleagues for casual conversation that may range from arcpy to apple pie and hopefully won't veer into politics (no promises, though). Three Penny Taproom has great food and drinks, so you can choose to partake or just stop in for a quick hello. All are welcome and we guarantee that someone (Leslie) will be there from 5 pm - 8 PM, wearing a map on my head (or something).
When: September 28, 2016, 5 PM - 8 PM
Where: Three Penny Taproom, 108 Main St., Montpelier, VT.
Let Me Know if You Plan To Stop By: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the NEARC-L email listserv engaged in a discussion recently about whether which software is taught at academic institutions (and elsewhere) matters. I encourage you to check out the actual discussion since it was interesting!
I was inspired to post a quick and unscientific survey to collect the opinions of whoever was willing to share them wihin about a day, and the results are in the PDF linked here: Survey Results
And here are the responses to the open-ended question at the end: Comments
Hope you find it interesting!