Past and Future Events Reminder

February 10, 2011

Leslie Pelch, VCGI



Workshops and Conferences Scheduled for this Spring/Summer (see details here –

  • May 3 – VSDP Roundtable Conference, Rutland Holiday Inn – details forthcoming!
  • May 19 – Moving From ArcGIS 9 to 10, Hampton Inn, Colchester, 9 AM – 4 PM, $120
  • May 20 – Moving From ArcGIS 9 to 10, VTC, Randolph CTR, 9 AM – 4 PM, $120
  • June 7 – Making Maps the Google Way, Rutland Holiday Inn, 9 AM – Noon, $50
  • June 7 – Making Maps the Google Way: Reloaded, Rutland Holiday Inn, 1 PM – 4PM, $50
  • June 8 – Making Maps the Google Way, Hampton Inn, Colchester, 9 AM – Noon, $50
  • June 8 – Making Maps the Google Way: Reloaded, Hampton Inn, Colchester, 1 PM – 4PM, $50

Using GIS and Google Maps for Community Conservation Projects – Webinar March 8, 2011

January 31, 2011


Presented by Aaron Worthley of Arrowwood Environmental.

This Webinar will cover the use of online tools- mostly free- for developing and sharing map data for community based conservation projects. Using the Google Maps and Google Docs platforms and rudimentary web authoring skills, geographic data can be crowd-sourced, collected and shared for very little cost. Huntington, Vt is currently utilizing these tools for two different volunteer projects. These projects will be explained and the tools and methods used will be introduced.

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Parcel Fabric/Editing with ArcGIS 10 – Webinar February 8

January 19, 2011

Leslie Pelch, VCGI

Mark Scott of ESRI will present this Webinar.

With the release of ArcGIS 10, Esri has provided Land Records tools and templates as a core part of the ArcGIS system. These will help you produce great web maps, implement efficient workflows, and incorporate best practices from the land records industry community. This webcast will demonstrate how the Parcel Fabric data structure and Parcel Editor tools can be used to improve the accuracy and integrity of your parcel data. Demonstration of the Local Government Template from will show how you can leverage your parcel data and increase its usefulness throughout your organization.

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VT GIS Trainings, Workshops, Professional Development in 2011

January 4, 2011

 Leslie Pelch, VCGI


 1. If you have been wishing/hoping for in-depth training related to using ESRI software products, now is your chance to request that one or more trainings be brought to the green mountain state! Check out the list of instructor-led classes that ESRI offers here; search for your particular need or browse what is available. If you think that there is a good chance you or your organization would be willing to pay for you to attend that class (and more than 2 people are interested) we will bring that class to VT!

Please consider classes you could attend this year (spring or summer?) as well as what you might be able to swing next year (fall 2011, spring 2012). Indicate both what and when you would like to see the class offered. Please indicate specific classes rather than general topic areas.

2. Do you have GIS/GPS training needs that are not specific to ESRI products? Would you like to offer some sort of training? Do you know someone who would be the perfect person to offer a training you have in mind? IF so, please send me your requests, ideas, etc. and I’ll see if we can make something happen. If you are needing some sort of training, chances are that someone else does too!

 3. I don’t have much set in stone, yet, but I wanted to let people know about some of the trainings, workshops, and professional development events I am working on scheduling for the upcoming year:


  • Webinar – ArcGIS 10: Parcel Fabric/Editing
  • Webinar – Using GIS and Google Maps for Community Conservation Projects


  • Moving from ArcGIS 9 to 10 – in partnership with UNH Cooperative Extension, 1-day workshop using their mobile laptop lab, Dates and locations TBD
  • VSDP Roundtable – lots of topics TBD (if you would like to help plan this event, or have ideas for topics, let me know!)


  • Making Maps the Google Way (morning) and Making Maps the Google Way: Reloaded (afternoon), in partnership with UNH Cooperative Extension – learn the basics of using Google Earth and then go a little farther! Two half-day workshops. Dates and locations TBD

 July and August:

  • VCGI’s Intro to GIS/GPS Workshops (12-16 hours over 2 days) – this year we are switching from ArcExplorer to Quantum GIS!
  • VT GIS Conference – Theme TBD (send your ideas!)


Send your requests and ideas:

Using the Vermont CORS Network to Access the National Spatial Reference System – Webinar

January 4, 2011


Dan Martin, VT Geodetic Advisor will present this webinar on January 26, 2011. See the VT CORS website here:

In 2006, the Vermont Agency of Transportation began to install a network of Continuously Operating GNSS Reference Stations (CORS). Now, nearly four and a half years later the network is almost complete. The use of the VT network by positioning professionals has been steadily increasing, and it is anticipated that its use will begin to grow exponentially over the next couple of years. Topics covered in this webinar will include:

  • A brief description of the VT CORS network and how it fits into the National CORS Network
  • Current capabilities and usage of the network
  • A description of current methods and techniques of accessing the NSRS using the VT CORS
  • Future trends for accessing the NSRS

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Future Webinars: January and February 2011

November 30, 2010

Leslie Pelch, VCGI

What Webinars would you like to see offered in January and February? If you would really like to see any of the topics below presented, let me know! If you would like to do a webinar let me know! Most of the topics below do NOT currently have presenters associated with them, so please offer to present on any of these topics (or suggest a presenter…):

  1. Historical GIS Data
  2. Historical Aerial Photos
  3. Historical Topos
  4. Sustainable Develoment Applications and/or collaborations using GIS
  5. Stream Geomorphic Data – collection and application
  6. Other ArcGIS Extensions
  7. How to create metadata to VCGI standards
  8. Status of towns parcels database
  9. Parcel data and standards
  10. ESRI Community Maps Program – ArcGIS Server
  11. Low Impact Development Analysis
  12. Enterprise GIS in VT
  13. Evolving Strategies/techniques in Web-Mapping applications
  14. Data/database management (geodatabases, SDE, etc.)
  15. Wastewater/Waste supply
  16. Municipal applications
  17. Asset Management
  18. Mobile Technology
  19. More ArcHydro
  20. GPS, CORS, real-time corrections, in field and post processing
  21. Amphibian Monitoring
  22. Public participation GIS
  23. Stream Geomorphic Assessment tool update
  24. Cartographic Tips for ArcGIS

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Raster Processing in ArcGIS with Map Algebra and the Raster Calculator

November 30, 2010

The next webinar!

Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, Geospatial Analasyt at the UVM Spatial Analysis Lab will present this free webinar.

In essence, Map Algebra is the underlying language for Spatial Analyst tools and operators. This workshop will demonstrate simple and effective techniques for processing raster datasets in ArcGIS within the Raster Calculator using Map Algebra expressions. This workshop is designed for ArcGIS users who are familiar with raster data, but don’t have much experience with either Map Algebra or the Raster Calculator. Demonstrations will be done using both ArcGIS 9.3 and ArcGIS 10, and key changes to Map Algebra and the Raster Calculator at version 10 will be covered.

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