VGIN Geospatial Services

GIS Strategic Plan

     Final document as of March 19, 2015

Road Centerline Data Standard

The Virginia Road Centerline Standard Workgroup will create and document a formal Road Centerline geospatial data standard that meets the broad needs of the commonwealth. It should involve important stakeholders such as the Virginia Department of Transportation, state agencies, and all local governments who maintain 9-1-1 addressing and their private sector supporters.

Road Centerline Data Standard

2014 VGIN Strategic Plan Town Hall Meetings

VGIN is pleased to announce our schedule for a series of Town Hall style meetings for the update to the five Year GIS Strategic Plan for 2015-2020. Many of you may recall the process we used in 2009 to gather stakeholder input, which were primarily these kinds of regional meetings. The process of listening to your input was so helpful and valuable to us that we are repeating a similar approach for the update.

This will be an opportunity for you to lend your voice to the crafting of the strategic direction of GIS in the commonwealth. I hope you will be able to participate by joining one of the meetings. If not, we will also have a statewide webinar and an online survey to fill in the gaps. Note: a follow up announcement will be made with a registration link so we can get a count of those planning to attend. 

Hampton Roads
Tuesday, October 14, 1-5 PM
Hampton Roads Planning District Commission Board Room
The Regional Building
723 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Wednesday, October 15, 9 AM – 1 PM
Chesterfield County Training Center
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center
6610 Public Safety Way
Chesterfield, VA 23832
PD Classroom 2

Northern Virginia
Thursday, October 16, 10 AM – 2 PM
City of Manassas Council Chambers
9027 Center St, Manassas, VA 20110

Friday, October 17, 9 AM – 1 PM
Albemarle County Office Building, Room 241
401 McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Tuesday, October 21, 12 noon – 4 PM
Roanoke Higher Education Center
108 North Jefferson Street, Room 408
Roanoke, VA 24016

Wednesday, October 22, 9 AM – 1 PM
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Room CR231
One Partnership Circle
Abingdon VA 24210

Statewide Webinar
Tuesday, October 28, 9 AM – 12 noon
(details to follow)  

2012 State Agency GIS User Survey

In the Summer of 2012 VGIN performed a survey of Commonwealth Agencies and Bodies about their use of GIS and mapping technologies. Results were presented at the 2012 Virginia GIS Conference and are available here as well. 

2011 Locality GIS Survey

In the fall of 2011 VGIN sent out a Locality GIS Baseline Survey to gather information about the GIS capabilities and use of GIS services by Virginia’s localities.  These survey results will be a valuable tool to help VGIN assess the Commonwealth’s current state of GIS as well as to help identify future needs.  Questions or comments can be directed to VGIN or the ISP Regional Coordinators. 

Complete survey results can be viewed here

Some of the results have been mapped.

VGIN 2010-2015 Strategic Plan and InitiativesNew VGIN Logo

The 2010-2015 GIS Strategic Plan came out of extensive work with stakeholders and will guide VGIN over the next 5 years.

Base Map Data Layers

Base map data layers are data themes commonly used in a variety of applications. These include digital orthophotography, road centerlines (transportation), elevation, governmental units, cadastral and geodetic control.


Geospatial services include the forthcoming statewide metadata and data clearinghouse portal, hosted web mapping services and applications, and general geospatial needs and services counsel.

Events and Activities

Activities include state agency user group meetings, regional user group meetings, metadata outreach and training, the GISVirginia blog, the VAMLIS LinkedIn group and VGIN community listservs.

About VGIN

Find information about VGIN's core functions, the VGIN Advisory Board, members of the VGIN staff and a database of state and local GIS contacts.