June 9, 2016

In crisis situations like an earthquake, volcanic eruption, avalanche or epidemic, first responders need up-to-date digital maps to navigate the affected area. However, many remote regions around the world simply do not have the data necessary for aid groups to safely traverse city streets and locate rural villages post-disaster. In the event of a disaster, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) mobilizes volunteer mappers around the world to focus their efforts on data deficient regions.

UVM’s HOT holds mapathons once or twice a month at a computer lab in the Aiken Center on the UVM campus in Burlington. Read about recent mapathons here: and contact mapathon coordinator Noah Ahles to be added to the notification list: Cell: 914-960-4613

Your company or organization can help support these effective volunteer events:

  • Help pay for refreshments for the volunteers!
  • Send volunteers!
  • Contribute directly to the International Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team in honor of the UVM Team (let us know so we can thank you and give you credit!) -
  • We will acknowledge your contributions at our events and at our event registration web pages.
  • Contact Noah (above) if you would like to contribute.

Map of Sri Lanka before mapathons                                                                                 Map of Sri Lanka after mapathons

May 23, 2016

Many of the presentations offered at the May 5th Forum held in White River Junction are now available as PDFs (or in other formats) at the Event Archive page! More will be added over the next week or so as presenters provide them.

May 6, 2016
Qualifies for 9 VT DEC Non-Soil Credits.

With this three day training participants will learn how to use ESRI's ArcGIS 10.0 software to explore and display geospatial data, to create new geospatial data and  include it in their map projects, to perform geospatial analyses, to find and acquire free and public GIS data, and to compose basic maps appropriate for printing or publishing. Participants will develop a mapping question or project that they will explore and build on throughout the course.

1. June 20-22, 2016

Time: 8:30AM-5:00PM
Instructor: Dan Jarvis
Cost: $300
Location: VT Tech Williston

2. August 15-17, 2016

Time: 8:30AM-5:00PM
Instructor: Dan Jarvis
Cost: $300
Location: VT Tech Randolph Ctr

Register for either here:

May 3, 2016
Check out the webinars coming up over the next month:


May 18, 2016 - 10:00 am Webinar: What’s New in the Natural Resources Atlas

Click here for more info and to register:


June 1, 2016 - 2:00 pm Webinar: Geoprocessing in a web browser for fun and profit: using turf.js for spatial data crunching

Click here for more info and to register:


April 25, 2016

Register now for $65 ($35 for students) before the price goes up May 1 to $75 ($45)! Learn more about this great regional conference here: