2010 Training Program - Segment 3
GIS and Geospatial Data
In the last few years rapid growth has occurred in environmental mapping applications. These mapping websites give the public access to huge amounts of geospatial data such as soil polygons and stream locations. Connecticut’s municipal inland wetlands agencies are more likely than ever to be presented with, or use, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and online mapping applications.
Segment 3 introduced attendees to geospatial data and the science behind GIS, as well as educating participants in the Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online (CT ECO) service. A lecture on municipal GIS data and a demonstration of a related land-use visualization tool were also presented. The program finished with a discussion on the utility of GIS for invasive aquatic plants research.
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CT Environmental Conditions Online (CT ECO) - A "how-to" presentation
GIS in the Surveillance and Management of Invasive Aquatic Plants - An application of GIS to environmental research and management
Supplemental Training Materials
CT Historical Imagery Resources - Aerial imagery locations and availability
Community Viz - A land-use simulation tool that can integrate with a GIS program
CT ECO - GIS and imagery resources for CT
CT Agricultural Station, Invasive Aquatic Plant Program (see Connecticut's Aquatic and Wetland Invasive Plant Identification Guide, located using the "Plant Information" tab).
NRCS Soil Survey - Official source of soils data
Content Last Updated on March 17, 2020.