July 14, 2016


The 2016 Vermont Remote Sensing Workshop will provide hands-on training with a broad range of remote sensing technologies, including Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), lidar, and thermal satellite imagery. The workshop is designed to help federal, state, regional planning commission, and local GIS users improve their ability to harness the power of remotely sensed data. Funding for this workshop is provided by AmericaView and the US Department of Transportation.

Dates and Locations

  • August 9, 2016: 9AM-11AM, UAS flight operations in Waterbury, Vermont. This is an optional session and is dependent upon the weather.
  • August 10, 2016: 9AM-5PM, University of Vermont, Aiken Center (81 Carrigan Drive), Room 101. Lunch will be provided!

Registration is closed for this event. 

There are 18 seats available for the August 10th training. Priority will be given to government (federal, state, regional planning commission, and municipal) employees. Participants should be very comfortable working with geospatial data and have experience with desktop GIS software.

Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne -
Tayler Engel -
Noah Ahles -


June 28, 2016

The Vermont Geographic Alliance will be offering 2- 2 day workshops this fall for educators interested in learning how to use ArcGIS Online as an instructional tool.  The first series will be hosted at Lyndon State College on 9/17 and 9/24, and the second series will be hosted at Windsor Schools on 10/15 and 10/22.  Lunch and refreshments will be available at both workshop.  Upon completion, participants will receive a $100 stipend, certificates of completion recognizing professional development hours, and access to the VGA Google+ Community where they can connect with other VT educators who use ArcGIS Online in their K-12 classrooms.  Those interested  may pre-register using this Google Form.  Please email or for more information.  

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: