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 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


Meeting Information

Date and Time

Friday, September 9th

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Pope Park Recreational Center

Hartford, CT


30 Pope Park Drive, Hartford, CT 06106
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The meeting will cover Network business and updates from the Education, Standards and Communication Committees. User presentations and discussion at this meeting will focus on GIS education and the Geomentor program as well as the extensive GIS-based mapping requirements of the new MS4 (General Permit for Discharge of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer) permit being issued by the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) in 2017.


Detailed Agenda


Last Meeting


Our last meeting was held on May 20 at Southern Connecticut State University. The meeting covered Network business including announcement of an opening on the Steering Committee for a a non-profit representative. Anyone interested in this position should contact Mark Goetz. Additionally, discussion topics included 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 of the newly formed working groups also occurred.



Have an interesting topic or something to present? Email one of the officers.


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. 


Save the Date!

Mark your Calendar! CT GIS Day is November 16th at Southern Connecticut State University

Visit the GIS Day event page for more information or to submit a poster for the event!


Interested in being part of the planning party? Contact our Education chair, Cary Chadwick.

Recent Committee Notes

Standards Committee:
August 18, 2016 Agenda
August 18, 2016 Draft Meeting Notes


Contact the Standards Committee chair, Eric Lindquist with questions.


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Executive Committee


Mark Goetz

Phone: (203) 366-5405 x 27

Vice President

Steven Birney

Phone: (203) 854-3206


Elizabeth Abate