3 Geospatial Web Services Webinars Scheduled

February 16, 2017

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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2:00 PM: Connecting to VCGI Web Services in ArcGIS and QGIS
Presented by Leslie Pelch, Outreach Coordinator at VCGI. Join us to learn how to connect to web map and imagery services provided by the VT Center for Geographic Information. We will cover connecting with both ArcGIS and Open Source software QGIS.
Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/736623693194632706

Wednesday, March 1, 2:00 PM: Geospatial Web Services – A Look Under the Hood
Presented by Steve Sharp, Operations Manager at VCGI. How do Web Map and Imagery Services work? Why are only some data layers available as services, and how are they connected to online mapping apps? Join Steve as he pulls back the curtain on the magic of geospatial web services at VCGI.
Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7149676994916032770

Thursday, March 9, 2:00 PM: Using VCGI’s NEW Lidar Services in ArcGIS – Hillshade and Digital Elevation Model
Presented by Mike Brouillette, Lidar Program Manager at VCGI. Join us to learn what you can create with the new lidar services in ArcGIS.
Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6787343932985681922


VCGI Early Winter News

December 19, 2016

geodata1Parcel Data Posted: 39 towns (6 newcomers!) – details here: http://vcgi.vermont.gov/parcels/update_2016A

New Open Geodata Portal Beta Posted: Different CMS, totally different look, still time to provide your feedback via the survey!

Link to BETA 3.0: http://geodata1.vcgi.opendata.arcgis.com/

What do you think?  Check out the site then please filling out this short survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TW92TC6 . The BETA 3.0 site will be available until 5PM 12/21/2016 (Wednesday) so don’t delay!

2017 Intro GIS Training Dates Set: Check the VCGI Trainings Web Page for more details about the trainings that will be offered in partnership with VT Technical College:


Public BETA Release – VT Open Geodata Portal!

November 3, 2016

The VT Center for Geographic Information (VCGI) is pleased to release a BETA version of Vermont’s new Open Geodata Portal!

http://geodata.vermont.gov

VCGI and its partners have built a website that connects publishers and consumers and helps them find, explore, contribute, and use geospatial information and resources. The VT Open Geodata Portal (Beta) “federates” geodata, web services, and geospatial applications from many sources (publishers) including several State agencies (e.g. VT Agency of Natural Resources, VT Agency of Transportation, and VT Agency of Human Services).  VCGI would like to thank our partners for their dedication to improving access to Vermont’s geospatial assets.

What do you think?  Please take a few minutes to explore the BETA site (http://geodata.vermont.gov), kick the tires, and let us know what you think (http://geodata.vermont.gov/beta_survey).  Your input will help us improve the website.  We plan to release a final version by the end of the year.  Thanks!

P.S. Known “bugs/limitations” have been documented here (http://geodata.vermont.gov/beta1_bugs).

 


VT Geospatial Forum 2016 Schedule Posted and Registration Open!

April 8, 2016

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A professional development conference for geospatial professionals that includes concurrent sessions, general sessions, discussions, and posters!

Link to Schedule and Descriptions: http://vcgi.vermont.gov/geospatialforum_2016

When:
May 5, 2016, 8:30 AM – 3:45 PM

Where:
Hotel Coolidge
White River Junction, VT

How Much:
$40 before April 20, 2016; $50 on or after that date.

Link to Registration: https://secure.vermont.gov/ACCD/eventreg/event.php?eid=74

Posters:
Share your work by bringing a poster! There is no competition so the options are wide open:

  • a cartographic product
  • research project
  • exploration of analysis or aesthetic techniques
  • 3’x4′ or smaller
  • When you register to attend, you will be able to indicate that you are bringing a poster and to type in the title of your poster.

Events and Opportunities Coming Up!

May 26, 2015

Leslie Pelch, VCGI

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Fall NEARC Conference (Burilngton, VT, Nov. 8-11) – Call for Submissions Open, deadline is June 19!

VT Geospatial Forum, June 2, Montpelier, VT

Intro to GIS/GPS Summer Training, two locations in July, registration is open!


Intro to GIS and GPS Training is Scheduled and Registration is Open!

April 15, 2015

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Leslie Pelch, VCGI

VT Tech hosts an Introduction to GIS and GPS 2-day class taught by VCGI staff. Trainings are offered at both the Williston and Randolph campuses in July for $100 so pick the dates and location that meet your needs! Details and links to registration can be found at the VCGI web site: http://vcgi.vermont.gov/node/826


The VT LiDAR Initiative Presents: A LiDAR Based Web Service Prototype

October 18, 2014

Join us for a Free Webinar on November 5, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/647517934

In an ongoing effort to “democratize” access to the wealth of information present in LiDAR data, the Vermont LiDAR Initiative (VTLI) sponsored by the Enterprise Geospatial Consortium (EGC) sub-committee “VTeam LiDAR”, presents the first Vermont LiDAR image service prototype of the 2012 Addison County project area. This freely accessible data “service” will ultimately expand to make all available LIDAR project data accessible in both basemap and imagery services. After a very brief introduction on “What is LiDAR?” we will overview the proposed suite of LiDAR-based Web Services to be created and hosted by VCGI and how it can be accessed by all users. Closing out the webinar, we will provide a brief update on the status of LiDAR data collection and distribution efforts across the state before having an open floor discussion on related topics. For a primer on LiDAR basics before the presentation please overview – http://tinyurl.com/WhatIsLiDAR

More about the VT LiDAR Initiative Here: http://vcgi.vermont.gov/LiDAR