VT GIS Standard

Vermont Utility Pole GIS Data Standard

09 December 2020
The purpose of the VT GIS Pole Data Standard is to foster a uniform system for pole information. It is designed for all utilities and telecom organizations to effectively plan and manage their infrastructure over time. The Standard identifies the type and form of information about utility poles that are most useful. This can be used to guide decisions about what information to collect and maintain on these assets. ***Applicability*** This Standard is for use by all of Vermont’s pole-owning utilities and telecom organizations and their consultants or contractors. ***Maintenance*** The Vermont Department of Public Service is the steward for the Standard. Individual pole owners are responsible for the datasets related to poles they own. ***Adoption*** Nothing in this Standard requires its adoption, either in whole or in part, by any entity, including pole owners or other users.

Vermont Future Land Use GIS Data Standard

12 December 2018
The Vermont Future Land Use GIS Data Standard seeks to: 1. define a data framework for using GIS to map regional future land use plans. 2. Define a data framework that supports easy identification of: a) RPC to which a data set pertains. b) adoption date of plan that the data set models. 3. Provide the data framework as a resource that can be extended to meet local-regional business needs.

VT 3-Phase Geodata Exchange Standard

08 August 2018
This standard provides a common data-schema for exchanging and conflating generalized 3-phase-power GIS data; the intended result of using this standard is production of data sets that are used for cursory analysis and broad-stroke planning (e.g., energy planning). The data schema’s simplicity supports simple data-load processes and efficient exchange/conflation of data amid heterogeneous sources. Ideally, this standard yields a statewide 3-phase-power GIS data set that is updated at least annually.

VT Zoning GIS Data Standard

15 November 2017
The VT Zoning GIS Data Standard seeks to: 1. Define a data framework for using GIS to digitally map municipal zoning district information. 2. Provide a solution that can be used to keep a geographical representation of zoning districts up to date as amendments occur. 3. Provide a time-aware solution that can be used to retrieve historical zoning information. 4. Provide a data framework that supports data integrity, spatial reliability, and appropriate data use. 5. Provide the data framework as a resource that can be extended to meet local municipal business needs.

Vermont Protected Lands Geospatial Data Standard

30 November 2020
The Vermont Protected Lands Geospatial Data Standard seeks to: 1. Define attributes and acceptable attribute values for a geospatial database identifying protected land in Vermont. 2. Define data format and structure for the Protected Lands Database 3. Define Metadata requirements for the Protected Lands Database 4. Provide procedures for submitting new or updated Protected Lands Geospatial Data to VCGI, so that the data can be included in the next update to the Protected Lands Database. 5. Define the intended time frame for updates to the Protected Lands Database

VT Open Geodata Portal: Tagging Standard

12 September 2018
The purpose of this Tagging Standard is to establish a tagging framework that yields consistently positive user and publisher experiences with Vermont’s Open Geodata Portal in terms of data searching, data discovery, portal organization, and portal-content presentation.

VT Open Geodata Portal: ArcGIS Online Configuration Standards

12 October 2016
This document defines standards for registering your data, web services, apps, products, and tools within AGO so that they can be discovered via the Vermont Open Geodata Portal (Portal). The purpose of these standards is to support consistent implementation and maintenance of a federated Portal that will connect publishers and consumers in a user-driven portal that facilitates finding, exploring, and consuming geospatial information.

VT GIS Parcel Data Standard

20 October 2016
The VT GIS Parcel Data Standard seeks to: 1. Define technical requirements for municipalities to utilize when creating or updating GIS parcel data. Separate levels of this standard will allow municipalities to pick a level suitable for procurement, budget, and resource considerations and ensure that high quality and reliable parcel information products are developed. This standard provides an extensible framework that serves as a foundation for production of supersets of the standard levels for particular municipal business needs. 2. Establish common data elements and ensure consistency between different municipal GIS parcel data sets to ensure that all delivered municipal GIS parcel datasets can be merged into a single statewide dataset without translation. The common data elements and data consistency provide a framework that yields efficient exchange of parcel data and parcel data aggregation.


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