April 11, 2014

More will be posted as they become available...

Through a grant provided by the Northern Border Regional Commission, VCGI is able to support 14 towns in their effort to create or update digital parcel data and maps for their towns. A number of those towns will be seeking companies to perform the parcel mapping and updates for them. The Requests for Proposal Documents they are putting out will be posted here:


April 11, 2014

Northwest VT and Barre-Montpelier Area, various resolutions...

Ortho imagery covering the northwest portion of the state as well as the Barre-Montpelier area was collected in the spring of 2013. All of the northwest corner was collected in 4-band color infrared as well as black and white with .5 meter pixels. Additionally, much of Chittenden County was collected at a resolution of .15 meter pixels, with the more mountainous eastern edge of the county being collected at .2 meter pixels.  The Barre-Montplelier area was collected as a resolution of .3 meter pixels. Please click on each of the following resolution/extents to see an index map of coverage: .5 Meter Resolution, 2013 Coverage Area (Northwest Vermont) as well as .15 Meter for much of Chittenden County, .2 Meter for the more mountainous eastern edge of Chittenden County, and .3 Meter for the Barre Montpelier area.

The data is downloadable here:

It is also available for a limited time as a stand-along imagery product for purchase on an external hard drive for $135 here:

April 1, 2014

VCGI has posted the 2013 15 cm color+infrared and the 2013 20 cm color+infrared buy-up imagery  of Chittenden County. Black and white imagery of the same will be posted soon!

The 15 cm pixel imagery covers most of the county, with the 20 cm covering the eastern edge of the county, where the topography made 15 cm pixels problematic.

You can view PDF indexes of each extent when you go to the imagery page of our web site, click on 2013 Orthophotos Now Available, and then click on the more info button for each imagery layer.

This imagery "buy-up" was collected due to a collaborative effort coordinated by the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission. Each town contributed funding so that the whole county could be collected at a higher resolution than the state collection (50 cm pixel), but at a much lower price than if they had done the collection independent of the state collection.

VCGI encourages other towns to talk to their RPCs if they would like to take advantage of a similar collaboration in the future. This map shows the planned future collection of imagery (the plan is to continue in a 5 year cycle in the same regional order if funding continues):

March 24, 2014

14 towns will receive funding from VCGI...

Northern VT Parcels Program Grantees - 2014

The Northern Border Regional Commission, whose focus is to help address the community and economic development needs of the most severely distressed portions of the Northern Forest region, awarded VCGI a grant for $169,100 in late 2013. The purpose of the project is to provide support to a subset of towns in Vermont’s Northern Border Region so that they can successfully contract with the private sector for the creation or update of parcel data for their town that meets the VT GIS Parcel Data Standard. Planning for a successful economic future in Vermont's Northern Border Region requires visualizing current and future conditions. Maps are a vital tool in that process, and many towns in the region are hampered by old, inaccurate, or absent parcel maps. Modern mapping requires digital map data (also called GIS data) from a variety of sources, including municipal tax maps; the source of parcel data.

VCGI and its Regional Planning Commission Partners (NRPC, LCPC, NVDA) are looking forward to working with the following towns to support their effort to create or update and improve their parcel data: Derby, Troy, Jay, Glover, Holland, Waterford, Burke, Enosburg, Berkshire, Franklin, Sheldon, Wolcott, Eden, and Elmore.  In addition to providing about $160,000 worth of financial support, RPC and VCGI staff will provide technical specifications, template documents to guide the towns through a Request for Proposals process (in some cases), a mapping contract template, and support drafting a plan for future data maintenance to keep the data useful into the future. More information will be posted about this project at the project web page.

This project is part of a larger effort to develop a statewide parcel data program in VT to ensure up-to-date, consistent, and useful parcel data is developed and maintained for all towns. The VT Enterprise GIS Consortium oversees that effort.

March 18, 2014

A full day of informative workshops for  town clerks, treasurers, listers, selectboard members, and citizen volunteers.

69th Annual Town Officers Education Conferences
Fairlee - April 2nd
Burlington - April 9th
Killington - April 23rd

Check out the Topics/Schedule here.

Register here.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Pam Lowell at 802-773-3349 x 272 or 800-281-6977 by March 12th so we may assist you.