VLCT Virtual Town Fair

VCGI will be participating in 2020's Virtual Town Fair hosted by the Vermont League of Cities and Towns. Hope to see you there!

Session information:

Online Tools to Improve Tax Assessment and Collection

This session will feature two innovative projects – the integrated property tax management system and the statewide parcel mapping project  – which will improve municipal property tax assessment and collection as well as other functionality relied on by the town and the public. Speakers will conduct live demonstrations and describe how the systems will improve municipal functions.Speakers: Pat Santoso, Prinicipal, Axiomatic LLC; Tim Terway, GIS Professional, Vermont Center for Geographic Information (VCGI). Moderator: Jill Remick, Director of PVR

Date: Friday October 2, 2020

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Virtual

Cost: Registration is free



Friday, October 2, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Webinar: SQL Query Tips & Tricks for GIS

Join Ivan Brown VCGI for an overview of SQL query tips & tricks for GIS users. We will cover a high-level description of SQL, an intro and review on querying using SQL, and tips and trips to make the most out of your queries.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:30AM - Noon

Please register for SQL Query Tips & Tricks for GIS on Aug 22, 2019 11:30 AM EDT at:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

Webinar: GeoPackage: GIS File Format of the Future?

Join Ivan Brown of VCGI for an overview of the OGC's GeoPackage file format, an "open, standards-based, platform-independent, portable, self-describing, compact format for transferring geospatial information." We will cover what a geopackage is, what it can do, where it can be used, and how to create and read them. Read more here: https://www.geopackage.org/

Monday, August 19 2019

11:30AM - Noon

Please register for GeoPackage: GIS File Format of the Future? on Aug 19, 2019 11:30 AM EDT at:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

Implementing Act 171: Land Use Planning To Address Forest Fragmentation

https://vcgi.vermont.gov/sites/vcgi/files/images/CombinedLogos_sm.jpgBeginning in 2018, Vermont’s Act 171 requires that municipalities and regions identify areas that are important as “forest blocks” and “habitat connectors” and plan for development in those areas to minimize forest fragmentation. As town and regional plans come up for revision, many communities are now attempting to create the required maps and write appropriate language. This webinar will provide background, tools, and samples for this implementation process.

We will cover:

  • What Act 171 requires of towns and regional planning commissions
  • Sample town and regional plan language
  • Guidance on finding, interpreting, and creating the required maps using the VT Agency of Natural Resources’ BioFinder website
  • Case studies of policies that maintain and protect forests and connectivity

We’ll also leave time to respond to questions. Presenters are Jens Hilke and Monica Przyperhart, of VT Fish & Wildlife’s Community Wildlife Program, hosted by Tim Terway of the Vermont Center for Geographic Information. We will record the webinar and post the video for future viewing at VCGI's Youtube channel.

Webinar Info:

Implementing Act 171: Land Use Planning to Address Forest Fragmentation
Fri, May 31, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT

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This webinar will also be offered twice more in Fall 2019, with dates and webinar info to come.

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Vermont Center for Geographic Information
133 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-0210
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Tim Terway, Helpful GIS Professional
(802) 585-0820

John E. Adams, Director
(802) 522-0172

VCGI is your source for the State of Vermont's geospatial data, information, and activities.