Author: Cary Chadwick

Next CT GIS Network (Virtual) Meeting is Sept 25!

Our next CT GIS Network quarterly meeting will be held virtually on Friday, September 25. Hope everyone can attend and see what new things are happening in CT!  More details and web-ex access coming soon! Be sure you are signed up for the CT-GIS Listserv for regular updates.  Click to view the Agenda


Web Ex Link:

Meeting number (access code): 120 987 8608

Meeting password: yCsWFs6r5q2




Friday, September 25, 2020
9:00 am  |  (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)  |  3 hrs

CT GIS Day 2019

GIS Day 2019 at Eastern Connecticut State University

Connecticut GIS Day was held on Wednesday, November 13 at Eastern Connecticut State University. The event was free and open to the public and included presentations from GIS professionals across many disciplines, hands-on workshops, fun games including geoJeopardy and vendor bingo, a poster contest and of course, Mappy Hour. Close to 150 people were registered for the event. If you have feedback for the GIS Day committee or want to get involved in future GIS Day events please take a minute to fill out the survey. Thanks!


Morning plenary and keynote, morning and afternoon break out sessions, hands-on workshops, poster session, mappy hour…this agenda has it all!

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Keynote Speaker, Richard Vannozzi, MS, PLS

“The Roaring 2020’s….The Decade of the Parcel”

GIS has come a long way in the last two decades with the precision of many data sets wholly consistent with the needs of all end users.  Similarly, the accuracy of many of these same data sets has also improved greatly as errors have been identified and corrected.  However, the development of an authoritative parcel layer has lagged behind because of both the high precision needed and the legal issues that surround the creation of such a layer.  Mr. Vannozzi’s keynote address will touch on such things as VRS-RTK, low distortion projections and land tenure considerations as the case is made for why the next decade can (and should) be the decade of the parcel.

Workshops (led by Tom Schwartzman, Esri)

Morning Workshop: Migrating to ArcGIS Pro

Thinking about migrating to ArcGIS Pro or have already migrated to ArcGIS Pro and want to learn more? In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn essential ArcGIS Pro terminology
  • Get familiar with the ribbon-based user interface
  • Learn about mapping, editing, and geoprocessing workflow.
  • Acquire new cartography skills to enable you to become a smarter mapmaker, ready to go beyond the defaults and make better maps.

Afternoon Workshop: Esri’s Mobile Tools

This session provides an overview of the ArcGIS Field Apps which includes: Workforce for ArcGIS, Navigator for ArcGIS, Collector for ArcGIS, Survey123 for ArcGIS, and Explorer for ArcGIS.   We’ll also do a hands-on exercise around data collection using Survey 123 and/or Collector.

CT GIS Day 2019 News!

Save the Date! Wednesday, November 13 is GIS Day, here in Connecticut and across the globe. This year, the CT GIS Network will be holding our annual event at Eastern CT State University (83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226). The event is free and open to the public and will begin at 8 AM and run until 3:00 PM, followed by Mappy Hour.  The planning committee is working hard to round out the agenda. Visit the CT GIS Day web page for the latest.

PLEASE REGISTER! Please, please RSVP to let us know you are planning on attending.

CT GIS Day 2018

CT GIS Day 2018 at the Hartford Public Library

Thank you for joining us on  Wednesday, November 14 at the Hartford Public Library for Connecticut GIS Day. The event was a huge success! The CT GIS Network wishes to congratulate the students of A.I. Prince Technical High School for winning the 2018 CT GIS Day People’s Choice Poster Award.

Lixsweth Garcia, Kendra Rodriguez, Jessica Rosario, Ashleigh Singh, and Danasia Smith are the 2018 CT GIS Day poster winners.
Event Photos (view additional photos)

Agenda Overview (see detailed agenda below)

9:45 AM – Registration and morning refreshments sponsored by Tighe & Bond
10 AM – Welcome address
10:15-12 PM – Morning Plenary
12-1:15 PM – Lunch in the city, Map My Foot Demo in CCC room  (view lunch map options)
1:15-3:15 PM – Afternoon presentations from GIS users
1-3:30 PM – Esri hands-on workshop (registration is required)
3:30 PM – NEURISA sponsored Mappy Hour at Arch Street Tavern
All day – poster session (please indicate poster entry on registration form)

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Methods for Mapping Stormwater Infrastructure, Rebecca Talamini, AppGeo (PDF)

Contact Cary Chadwick ( if you have questions about GIS Day!

This event was sponsored by the CT GIS Network, University of Connecticut, Hartford, The Hartford Public Library, and the University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research. Refreshments sponsored by Tighe & Bond. Mappy Hour sponsored by NEURISA. Thank you Esri for participating!

Save the Date! September 13, Three Rivers Community College

Meeting News! Our next CT GIS Network meeting will be held on Friday, September 13  at Three Rivers Community College  (574 New London Turnpike, Norwich – Room B127) from 8:30am – 12:30pm.  Below is a detailed agenda.

8:30 – 9:00: Networking

9:00 – 9:15: Welcome/Introduction – Cityworks

9:15 – 9:35: Committee Updates

Standards – Mark Goetz, MetroCOG

Communications – Kristen Ponak, GEI

Education – Cary Chadwick, UConn CLEAR

Data Acquisition Advocacy – Erik Snowden, CRCOG

9:35 – 9:55: Geospatial Aspects of Semi – Urban Planning

Mark Comeau – Three Rivers Community College

9:55 – 10:15 Weather Analysis for Commercial Airlines

Patrick Burton – Three Rivers Community College

10:15 – 10:30: Break

10:30 – 11:15: Census New Data Search Engine

Ana-Maria Garcia – US Census

11:15 – 11:30: CT GIS Legislation Update

Mark Goetz – MetroCOG

11:30 – 12:15: MS4 -Calculating DCIA and Migrating to the new MS4 Data Standard

Zach Giron – MetroCOG

12:15 – 12:30: Education, Standards, Data Acquisition Advocacy & Communications Committee Breakout Sessions