March 10, 2016

VCGI seeks an energetic team-player with a passion for technology to join our hard-working, dedicated and good-humored team.  VCGI is focused on the delivery of high quality geospatial data, services, and solutions using methods that are innovative and client-focused.  VCGI seeks a temporary, part-time GIS Technician to work on a variety of data-oriented tasks:

·       GIS data editing and processing

·       GIS data quality assurance and quality control

·       GIS data source collection

·       Outreach to collect information about existing aerial photography

·       Digitization of existing aerial photography

·       Georeferencing of aerial imagery

·       Data entry

·       Metadata editing and processing


·       Education: Associates Degree or GIS/GPS Certification

·       Experience: One year of experience performing tasks at a technical or professional level in cartography, geography, GIS, or roadway inventory and evaluation.

Note: Preference will be given to candidates with coursework in geography, computer science, GIS, or other coursework closely related to digital mapping. Preference will also be given to applicants with Esri ArcGIS experience.


Apply or Send Questions:  submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format by March 31, 2016 to Leslie Pelch via e-mail at Questions can also be directed to Leslie.

Location: Montpelier, some travel required.

Status/Pay: Temporary, Part-Time - approximately 20 hours/week for 6 months, $18.05/hour.

February 3, 2016

 VCGI’s full suite of imagery services have been updated with the latest 2015 VT ortho imagery.

2015 Orthos have been integrated into the following services

·        All “Best of” services + caches (color, color infrared, and black & white) have been updated

·        All statewide “ortho only” services (color, color infrared, and black & white) have been updated

·        Individual cached 2015 ortho services have been created (SP + WM)

·        The “All VT Imagery and Indexes” service (version 3) has been updated to include 2015 imagery + indexes (including tie-cut lines).

o    NOTE: These services also take advantage of stable “layer ids” for those hackers out there, so you can count on them staying the same when you write your code.


Additional details are available here.

February 3, 2016

A state-wide FEMA DFIRM data set (where DFIRM is available - see map) has been posted in Vermont’s Open GeoData Portal:  This new data posting replaces the individual county-based and town-based DFIRM data sets that were previously posted to the portal.  This new data set is catalogued in the portal with the database name EmergencyFlood_DFIRM;  It can be found by searching with the keyword “DFIRM”.

The DFIRM data set is available through the portal as a .zip package that contains shapefiles, tables, metadata files, and a .lyr file.

VCGI appreciates VT Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) staff for keeping VCGI abreast of the status of DFIRM data and providing symbology that is incorporated into the .lyr file.

NOTE:  New flood maps in Bennington County just became effective on 12/2/2015.

NOTE:  See the Flood Ready Vermont web site at for information on flood readiness.

February 1, 2016

Registration Opens February 24, 2016 - click here for flyer

Conference runs from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Registration fee is $71

Workshops will include:

  • Mapping and Analysis Using Parcel Data Joined to Grand List Data - VCGI Leslie Pelch
  • Municipal Mapping With Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) - Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne, UVM Spatial Analysis Lab

In addition to our workshop offerings, attendees will enjoy designated networking time, a light breakfast, full lunch and afternoon snack.

Visit to learn more!


Keynote Panel: Understanding the “Value” of Your Town

Along with traditional economic value of town property and buildings, Vermonters are seeking to better understand the value that citizen participation in governance, environmental quality and healthy lifestyles contribute to overall quality of the places they call home. Our panelists from the University of Vermont and state government will share their unique perspectives on the economic, natural and social values found in our communities.


April 13, 2016 - Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee

April 20, 2016 - Stoweflake Mountain Resort, Stowe

April 27, 2016 - Killington Grand Resort, Killington


Conference runs from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Registration fee is $71

In addition to our workshop offerings, attendees will enjoy designated networking time, a light breakfast, full lunch and afternoon snack.

Visit to learn more!


Questions? Contact Stephanie Albaugh at 802-656-0873 or

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact

Stephanie Albaugh at 802-656-0873 or 1-866-622-2990 (toll-free in Vt.) by March 23, 2016 so

we may assist you.

January 21, 2016

We will offer Intro to GIS Trainings at the Williston and Randolph Vermont Tech Campuses in the Spring (Williston) and in the Fall (Randolph). See the details here: