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Title:
State of Vermont Conceptual System Design : Final Report for Phase II of Vermont's Comprehensive GIS Strategy Study  
Description:

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(excerpt from the Executive Summary)
The Phase II Report is being submitted to the Vermont GIS Oversight Committee pursuant to a contract for preparation of a comprehensive strategy for development and use of a Geographic Information System for Vermont. This report continues the documentation of information collected by the Oversight Committee, PlanGraphics, and the Cavendish Partnership and contains recommendations, technical analysis, and issue identification necessary for the affordable and timely progress for GIS development in Vermont.
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The Phase II Report covers the remaining tasks specified in the contract for services. It is focused on system design issues in three general areas: Organization issues are examined and recommendations are made for a phased institutional development to support Act 200 information exchange, and to make the most distributed access to the Vermont GIS possible within budget and schedule limitations of Act 200. Next, database development is examined including discussions of mapping standards, data standards, and conceptual database design requirements for priority applications, data conversion methodologies, and cost estimates. Finally, the Phase II Report provides an analysis of computer hardware needs for the Vermont GIS, conceptual GIS configurations, and cost estimates.

Due to the size of the report, it is available in several parts.
Cover through Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6 through Appendix
 
Table of Contents: (abbreviated table of contents)
Section 1: Introduction . . . p. 1-1

Section 2: Organizational Issues and Institutional Relationships . . . p. 2-1
-- GIS Interactions Between State, Regional, Local, and Other Organizations . . . p. 2-1
-- GIS Organizational Home . . . p. 2-2
-- Consolidated GIS Oversight . . . p. 2-5
-- GIS Agreements . . . p. 2-9
-- Data Maintenance and User Access Policies . . . p. 2-10
-- State Agency Roles . . . p. 2-11
-- Regional Commission Roles . . . p. 2-13
-- Local Government Roles . . . p. 2-14
-- University of Vermont Role . . . p. 2-15
-- Organization Development Phases . . . p. 2-15
-- Next Organizational Steps . . . p. 2-19
-- Recommendations for Local, Regional, and State Actions . . . p. 2-20
-- Private Sector Roles . . . p. 2-22

Section 3: GIS Database Standards . . . p. 3-1
-- Data Standards in Other States . . . p. 3-2
-- Data Standards in Vermont . . . p. 3-5

Section 4. Concepts in Database Development and Conceptual Database Design . . . p. 4-1
-- GIS Database Concepts . . . p. 4-1
-- Overview of the GIS Database Development Process . . . p. 4-6
-- Vermont's GIS Database . . . p. 4-7
-- Conceptual Database Design . . . p. 4-9
-- Database Update Procedures . . . p. 4-28

Section 5: Data Conversion Techniques and Database Development Costs and Priorities . . . p. 5-1
-- Data Conversion Techniques . . . p. 5-1
-- Data Conversion Cases, Methods, and Issues for Vermont . . . p. 5-13

Section 6: Conceptual Geographic Information System Configuration . . . p. 6-1
-- Hardware and Software Device Needs . . . p. 6-1
-- Conceptual System Configuration . . . p. 6-4

Appendix A: UVM - SNR GIS Data Sets . . . p. A-1
 
Date Covered: 1989  
Date: 1989 March 28  
Contributor: Archer, Hugh, Project Manager  
Geographic Coverage: Vermont, statewide  
Creator: PlanGraphics, Inc, and The Cavendish Partnership  
Format: 124 p. : 8.5 x 11 in.  
Extent:  
Provenance: Acquired from PlanGraphics, Inc. in three parts, December 2009 - January 2010. Received in digital format, PDF. Scanning by PlanGraphics from report in their files. Paper source was in delicate condition.  
Publisher: Frankfort, Kentucky : PlanGraphics, Inc., 1989  
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Type: Text  
Rights: Public Domain  
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