VGIN Services include the statewide metadata and data clearinghouse portal, hosted web mapping services and applications and geospatial needs assessment and project management services.
Statewide Data Clearinghouse
VGIN hosts the Virginia GIS Clearinghouse, available on the web at
http://vgin.maps.arcgis.com. The Virginia GIS Clearinghouse hosts a wealth of data and metadata for Virginia datasets made available through state agencies, local governments, and others.
Base Map Layers and Web Mapping Services
VGIN offers a variety of data layers for public use and subscription consumption.
VGIN Map Services supported usage hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. Services could be unavailable outside those hours. Public map data is also available through a GARDEN node at William and Mary-see the GARDEN section of this page for more
information. For issues with map service availability, please contact Stephen Barbie (
firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.
Publicly available VGIN web service data layers can be see in the catalog at
USDA NAIP Imagery
NAIP imagery for 2009 can be viewed from the USDA web server at
or connect to the map server in ArcMap at
VGIN offers an ArcGIS Server-based geocoding service that can be used in ESRI GIS software or accessed via web services for integration with web-based applications. This is a cascading geocoding service, returning results from locality address point
data, locality road centerline address range data, and commercial NAVTEQ address range data. The combination of data sources provide high hit rate and accuracy for address locations. Hours of support for the geocoding service are Monday through Friday,
8am to 5pm.
Dan Widner for more information.
VGIN has a geospatial platform for hosting Web GIS applications using ArcGIS Server.
Dan Widner for more information about hosting your ArcGIS Server application on the VGIN platform.
GARDEN (Geospatial Archive Resource and Data Exchange Network) is a distributed network built with University partners to increase access to VGIN data and services.
The Program Website is available at
Nodes available include
GARDEN is a best-effort service; questions and comments about the service should be directed to the GARDEN node contact.