VGIN Geospatial Services

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 IntitiativesNew 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.