Connecticut GIS User to User Network


The Connecticut GIS User to User Network is a voluntary association of individuals and organizations that use GIS-based technologies and data. The Network's purpose is to connect users, learn about GIS activities, explore collaborations and discover information resources - all of which promote a dynamic and innovative community of GIS users. The Network is not affiliated with commercial software, data or service providers. Membership is free and is open to all.
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CT GIS User Network to Serve as Advisor for Statewide GIS Matters

On May 6th the Connecticut GIS User to User Network received a letter from the State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management indicating that the Connecticut GIS User to User Network will be officially consulted for recommendations in an advisory capacity for statewide GIS matters.   Specifically, this will initially include assisting in revising and updating the former GIS Council's Strategic and Business Plans, updating the former GIS Council's Cadastral data standard and the development of an address point data standard.   The U2U Executive and Steering Committees have been involved in the discussions leading to this step and have begun making organizational changes to accommodate this important charge such as the formation of three additional Committees:   Education, Standards and Communications.   We are also looking to expand the membership of the Steering committee to better reflect our membership and statewide GIS needs.


Please join us at our next meeting on May 20th at SCSU to hear about the next steps in this process as well as provide your knowledge and experience in developing the policies and standards that are needed to help develop statewide GIS policies, datasets and resources that are important to you and your organization.   There will be an opportunity for you to volunteer you time, knowledge and experience in making this a reality.


Mark Goetz


Aerial Basemapping Data Collection Project Survey

We Need Your Help!

The Connecticut GIS User to User Network is conducting this survey in order to better inform policy makers of the importance of Aerial Basemapping to a variety of organizations.  The survey is intended to identify which municipalities or other organizations have funded and conducted aerial basemapping data collection project(s) at a municipality scale or larger extent.   We are interested in orthophotography, Lidar, photogrammetric basemapping, oblique aerials, and any other aerial based data acquisition projects.   This will help aid in bolstering needs for potential future statewide aerial basemapping projects.  Even if your agency has not conducted such projects, it is important to know this as well. 


Please take the survey and pass it on to anyone who might have input to share.


Please let us know if you have any questions or if you are having troubles with the survey.  Please feel free to contact myself or anyone else on the Steering Committee if you have questions. 


Meeting Information

Date and Time

Friday, May 20th

8:30 AM - 12 PM


Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515

Engleman Hall C Room 112


PARKING: Visitors are welcome to park in any legal spaces in lot P-2 in front of Engleman Hall (Building 11) on the campus map.  Legal spaces are referred to as any space that does not have a reserved sign.  No parking lot attendant will be on site that day.


The meeting will cover Network business including election of a non-profit representative to the User to User Steering Committee. Additionally, discussion topics include an overview of the Network's new advisory role to the Office of Policy and Management and an update on the 2016 aerial imagery and Lidar flight. Presentations from Network members and break-out sessions are also on the agenda. We hope you can make it!


View the detailed agenda.


Last Meeting


Our last meeting was held on February 19th at the MDC Training Center in Hartford. The focus of the meeting was the upcoming 2016 Statewide Flight being managed by the Capital Region Council of Governments (CRCOG)  plus our Annual Business meeting.  Representatives from CRCOG’s Aerial Vendor Sanborn presented the project and discussed buy-up options. New members were also elected to the User to User Steering Committee at the Annual Network Business meeting. Visit our Meeting Archive for detailed meeting minutes.




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Executive Committee


Mark Goetz

Phone: (203) 366-5405 x 27

Vice President

Steven Birney

Phone: (203) 854-3206


Elizabeth Abate