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1 GIS in Connecticut Education and Training Working Group

2 What is GIS? a computer-based information system to: A Working Definition capture,manage,update,analyze, display, and output spatial data and information to be used in a decision making context A GIS is

3 What is GIS? Why GIS? Bullets on value of GIS technology for: Towns, RPOs, State agencies, Academia, Utilities, Business, etc.

4 What is GIS? Geography Brings Data Together Multiple Data Layers Geographically Referenced Common Coordinate System Provides basis for: Data Integration Systematic Analysis Customized Maps

5 What is GIS? GIS Integrates Data & Applications Human Services Town Clerk Senior Center Parks & Recreation Town Manager Finance Health Building Police Engineering Assessor Planning Public Works Fire Department

6 What is GIS? GIS - More than the Sum of its Parts HardwareSoftware Data People Applications GIS

7 What is GIS? A GIS Manages Two Types of Data Attribute Data (what) information that defines and describes each feature Spatial Data (where) cartographic features points, lines & polygons

8 What is GIS? Visualizations - Layer Control

9 What is GIS? Different Ways to View Data

10 What is GIS? Answers to Simple Questions ? ? Visualize spatial relationships Answer questions about what “it” is Answer questions about where things are Ad hoc queries are one of the most important and basic of all GIS functions

11 What is GIS? That were sold in the past 3 years For more than $200,000 Queries - Class of Features Select all parcels in a subdivision

12 What is GIS? Perform Spatial Analyses Find Buildings Within 250’ of streams

13 What is GIS? GIS Applications – a Short List Property assessment Wetlands regulation Emergency response Infrastructure management School redistricting Law enforcement Open space planning Greenway planning Access to health services Forest management Homeland security Transportation planning Site suitability / selection Build-out analysis Search and rescue Plans of C & D Map design & production Watershed protection Permit review E-911 Farmland protection Aquifer protection Archaeological research Economic development

14 What is GIS? Environmental Reviews at CONNDOT Middletown Area Bridge Crossing Study Natural Diversity Reviews for Route 5 in Wallingford State Agency Applications

15 What is GIS? Municipal Application Property Card Sketch Picture Thanks to the Town of Groton “There is no better tool to show the statistical makeup of our tax base than our GIS system.” Newington Assessor

16 What is GIS? GIS in Academia - Teaching Hands-on training courses in GIS and GPS

17 What is GIS? GIS in Academia - Research

18 What is GIS? GIS in Academia – Online Applications

19 What is GIS? GIS in Academia – Data Development

20 What is GIS? GIS in Academia – Data Development

21 What is GIS? GIS in Academia – Data Deployment

22 What is GIS? Public Utility Applications Select Suitable Site for Water Company Well. Water Company Service Area Only within undeveloped land areas Within undeveloped land area, only outside buffer of polluted streams and known point sources of pollution. Only surface geology that shows greatest potential for water production

23 What is GIS? Public Safety By mapping a recent rash of burglaries and using its GIS analysis capabilities, the Hartford Crime Analysis Unit was able to see a trend that helped apprehend a suspect.

24 What is GIS? GIS in Local Environmental Enforcement “Since its development two years ago, the GIS system has helped the Candlewood Lake Authority pin-point dozens of land use activities and provide accurate and critical information to land use enforcement staff." Larry Marsicano, Executive Director, Candlewood Lake Authority

25 What is GIS? Regional Planning Applications “ A greenway takes shape where there is open space and available land. With GIS, we can visualize the regional land patterns across town lines to form those greenways” GIS Coordinator, Connecticut River Estuary Regional Planning Agency The Ground-Truthing map identifies vacant parcels greater than 5 acres and parcels greater than 25 acres with structures. This helps identify possible parcels, and landowners, that can contribute to a regional open space protection or greenway effort. Both maps include known and/or digitized trails from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, and the Connecticut Blue Blaze Trails, from the Connecticut Forest and Park Association. Each parcel was categorized for land use using the Land Based Classification Standards created by the American Planning Association (see below).

26 What is GIS? Environmental Reviews at CONNDOT Middletown Area Bridge Crossing Study Natural Diversity Reviews for Route 5 in Wallingford State Agency Applications

27 What is GIS? GIS in Business DATTCO, headquartered in New Britain, CT uses routing software embedded with GIS capabilities to plan efficient bus routes for its customers.

28 What is GIS? GIS in Education “GPS & GIS technology excites kids because it helps them to better visualize connections in nature,” Laurie Doss, Marvelwood School.

29 What is GIS? At the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC), GIS is used to support utility field operations to locate equipment and gather information from the field. That information is then kept in the GIS and associated with the equipment’s location. “Using the GIS saves us time, and money and greatly improves the working knowledge of our infrastructure,” GIS coordinator, MDC. GIS Applications in Utilities

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