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baseball game at Whitingham School
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at Whitingham Central School
This page lists data that are unique to the Town of Whitingham, Vermont. These data were developed by the Windham Regional Commission (or in one case by a private consultant) during 2001.

Two important coverages containing base feature data have been developed for the town: roads and structures. The corresponding VGIS data layers for these features have a significant registration error in them, so that all features in the VGIS coverages are roughly 17 meters south of their true location. WRC has corrected this error on the roads coverage, updated the road location, name, and surface type information with input from the town, and using digital orthophotos have corrected digitizing errors for several roads. WRC has corrected the registration error in the ESITE coverage as well, and using digital orthophotos has moved many of the structure locations so that they correspond with building footprint.

Current parcel data (2001) are available! All parcels on Whitingham's tax maps were digitized, and recent updates to the parcel data have been made. This work was done by Cartographic Technologies, Inc., of Brattleboro. These parcel data will be able to be linked to a modified version of the town's grand list.

Other data have been developed primarily to support an update for Whitingham's town plan map series. These data include things such as roads, structures, historic sites, community facilities, trails, electric service areas, sewer service areas, and so forth.

Additional VGIS data exist for Whitingham. These data are generally produced on a state-wide basis and are available from the Vermont Center for Geographic Information, http://www.vcgi.org.


[ bus stops | Catamount Trail | cemeteries | community facilities | conservation easements | 20' contours | 50' contours | electric service areas | existing land use/land cover | historic sites | Jacksonville village boundary | natural/geologic areas | parcel data | proposed land use | roads | sewer districts | structures | surface waters | snowmobile trails | tax map land hooks | zoning districts ]

coverage name content description
BUSSTOP MOOver bus stops Locations of the two MOOver (Deerfield Valley Transit Assocation's bus service) bus stops (municipal center and Whitingham General Store). Current to 2001. | VGIS documentation | [POINT coverage]
CATAMNT Catamount Trail Route of the Catamount Trail, developed from digital orthophotos and identified hrough extensive nordic field research. Codes include whether the trail follows the HT&W railroad grade, and whether it coincides with a VAST snowmobile trail. Current to 2001. | VGIS documentation | FGDC metadata | [LINE coverage]
CEM Cemeteries Cemeteries, as points, developed from digital orthophotos or topographic maps. Current to 2001. | VGIS documentation | FGDC metadata | [POINT coverage]
COMMFAC Community Facilities Locations of features such as schools, town buildings, fire stations, etc. Current to 2001. | VGIS documentation | FGDC metadata | [POINT coverage]
CONSESMT Conservation Easements Conservation easements by both the Vermont Land Trust and the State of Vermont. These data have been created to match the town's digital parcel data. VLT easements are on two farms, while the state's easements cover the power company lands on the west site of town. Current to 2001. | [POLY coverage]
CONT20 Generalized 20' contours Generalized 20' contours generated generated from Vt. Mapping Program Digital Terrain Models by WRC using ESRI's Spatial Analyst. They are intended to portray the general hypsography of the area and should not be used to determine actual elevations. Contours have been edited to appear cartographically correct, generally along streams. | [LINE coverage]
CONT50 Generalized 50' contours Generalized 50' contours generated generated from Vt. Mapping Program Digital Terrain Models by WRC using ESRI's Spatial Analyst. They are intended to portray the general hypsography of the area and should not be used to determine actual elevations. Contours have been edited to appear cartographically correct, generally along streams. | [LINE coverage]
ELECTRIC Electric service area boundaries Contains the electric utility service areas for Jacksonville Electric and Vt. Electric Coop. | VGIS documentation | [POLY coverage]
ELU2002 existing land use/land cover Generalized existing land use/land cover for the Town of Whitingham, Vermont. It was produced in 2002 using a number of different data sources. Current VGIS ESITE data (E911 building locations) and Whitingham parcel data were used to identify residential areas. Digital orthophotographs taken in 2000 were used to delineate the open areas. 1:5000 VGIS surface waters data were used for water polygons. The categories mapped include the following: forested; open; residential; village; industrial; governmental; and water. Current to 2002. | VGIS documentation | FGDC metadata | [POLY coverage]
HISTSITE Historic sites Point locations of sites on the state historic register, as well as locally-important historic sites. Current to 2001. | VGIS documentation | [POINT coverage]
JACKBNDY Jacksonville incorporated village boundary Contains the boundary of the incorporated Village of Jacksonville. | VGIS documentation | [POLY coverage]
NATSITES Sites of natural/geologic interest Point locations of sites of natural or geologic interest. Identified by the town of Whitingham. These points do not represent state of federally designated natural areas and are town identified only. Current to 2001. | VGIS documentation | [POINT coverage]
PARCEL 2001 parcel data 1:5000 parcel data for the Town of Whitingham, Vermont, including parcels coded such that they can be linked to the town's grand list. Boundaries were digitized from 1:5000 town tax maps updated to 2001. The companion coverage TAXMAPZ contains land hooks and other non-parcel boundary lines from the tax maps. Data maintained by Cartographic Associates, Brattleboro, Vt. Current to 2001. | [NET coverage]
ROADS01 updated roads data Updated road centerline data for the Town of Whitingham for the year 2001. There are currently three road centerline data sets for Putney. This one was produced by Windham Regional Commission through working closely with the town to insure correct road names, road classification, and road surfacing. The master VGIS road centerline data for Whitingham has significant errors in it, and this coverage attempts to rectify those errors. The major error was a misregistation of the original data, resulting in arcs being approximately 17 meters south of their true location. Additional minor errors were from digitizing of the original data set in the early 1990's, and incorrect road names, classification, surface type, and missing private roads. Other data sets include those from E911 (includes address ranges) and AOT. Both are available from VCGI's website. Current to 2001. | VGIS documentation | FGDC metadata | [LINE coverage]
PLU proposed land use districts Proposed land use district boundaries (rural residential, resource, village). Current to 2001. | VGIS documentation | FGDC metadata | [POLY coverage]
SEWDIST sewer service areas "Unofficial" sewer service areas for the Whitingham and Jacksonville sewage treatment plans. The service area is not precisely defined, and this coverage is perhaps more of a cartographic coverage. | VGIS documentation | [POLY coverage]
STRUCT Structure locations (mimics ESITE) Locations of major ("occupied") structures in the town. Its spatial accuracy is significantly better than those buildings in the VGIS ESITE data layer. WRC corrected a 17 meter registration error, and using digital orthophotos, moved many of the points onto the building footprint. | VGIS documentation | FGDC metadata | [POINT coverage]
SW surface waters 1:5000 surface waters (hydrography) data, attributed with VGIS standard attributes SWP and SWL (i.e. each arc is coded with its type, such as stream, lake shore, tile boundary, etc., and each polygon is coded with its type, i.e. lake/pond, river, island). The coverage series is based on original VGIS SWnnnn coverages; topological corrections and attribution were performed by Windham Regional Commission to create this coverage series. No editing was performed to correct location or content errors. | VGIS documentation | FGDC metadata | [NET coverage]
TAXMAPZ tax map land hooks and ROWs Non-parcel boundaries from the Town of Whitingham's 1:5000 tax maps. These lines include land hooks and private and utility ROW boundaries. For use with the coverage PARCEL. | [NET coverage]
VAST snowmobile trails Snowmobile trails in the town, including those as part of the VAST (Vt. Association of Snow Travelers) network. | VGIS documentation | FGDC metadata | [LINE coverage]
ZONING zoning district boundaries Zoning district boundaries for the Town of Whitingham. Current to 2001. | VGIS documentation | FGDC metadata | [POLY coverage]

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