Municipal Parcel Mapping and Geographic Tools Available from the Agency of Natural Resources
Having comparable land parcel data is critical for making decisions about how we use, protect, and manage wildlife, river corridors, forests, and more. But right now, parcel data across Vermont towns exist in mismatched formats--or doesn't exist at all digitally--making it extremely difficult to look at project impacts or planning from a multi-town or regional level.
Leslie Pelch of the Vermont Center for Geographic Information (VCGI) explains how a new Statewide Parcel Mapping program that is working on solving this issue and creating a consistent parcel dataset available to towns, the State, and the public. Click to read more...
Here are several more useful resource planning tools available for local and regional planners:
Trail Finder: One mapping tool that brings together trail data from a multiple trail networks, organizations, and crowd-sourced platforms in Vermont and New Hampshire. Funded by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation and other partners. Open map.
Materials Management Map: Doing research on where food scraps are generated most in Vermont? Need to find a transfer station or composting facility? The Materials Management Map highlights these facilities and more. Open map.
Public Combined Sewer Overflow Discharge Notifications: Launched in July 2016, this notification system allows subscribers to receive e-mail or text notifications (or both) within 1-hour of a discharge of stormwater and/or sewage into public waters from a public wastewater collection system. More info.
Flood Ready Atlas: After Tropical Storm Irene, multiple state agencies--including the Agency of Natural Resources--came together to create a data and mapping resource for flood resilience planning. Open map.
Have feedback on how the Agency makes data and mapping applications available? Drop a note! E-mail digital mapping gurus Erik Engstrom or Ryan Knox, or call the Agency's Central Office at (802) 828-1294.