Current GIS/Mapping activities - August 2015
WRC GIS staff have been busy, and with the summer weather, field work becomes a big part of what we do. And with the help of a UVM student, we’ve managed to collect a lot of data!
Tilden Remerleitch spent much of her June and July working on various transportation-related GIS projects at WRC. Tilden is from Guilford, Vt., and will soon begin her sophomore year at UVM were she is working towards a major in Geography and a minor in Chinese. Much of her time was spent working on road sign inventories and bike/ped counts.
Speaking of road sign inventories, in 2015 WRC is working on, or has completed, inventories in Guilford, Weston, Grafton, Marlboro, and Wardsboro. The Town of Guilford alone has over 275 road signs on their town highways. Culvert inventories are another big part of our work. We are working on inventories of Halifax, Newfane, and Weston, and have recently completed work in Putney and Wilmington. Work in Putney and Wilmington was funded by a Better Backroads grant from the State of Vermont, and featured not only a standard accounting of all culverts in town, but detailed examination of those culverts three feet and greater for possible flooding and erosion issues.
WRC continues to perform traffic counts, and will be doing our annual bike/ped counts and Park and Ride counts this October.
Other projects of note include:
- updated road maps for Putney (complete) and Guilford (coming soon)
- updated town plan map series for Putney, Westminster, and Dover (in progress)
- four trainings throughout the region in June on ANR’s Forest Stewardship and Natural Resource Atlases
- updated E911 maps for Bellows Falls and Saxtons River (complete)
- parking inventory for the village of Putney (in progress).