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    New RI Lidar and Imagery Available!

    Please note the following LiDAR release from NOAA Digital Coast. There are three datasets of interest for GIS users in Rhode Island: 2014 NOAA NGS Topobathy Lidar: Post-Sandy (RI) 2014 NOAA NGS DEM: Post-Sandy (RI) 2014 NOAA NGS IOCM 4-Band 8 Bit Imagery: Post-Sandy (RI) We will be working on making these data accessible through RIGIS, hopefully in the next few months. In the meantime, the links above will direct you to the NOAA Digital Coast Data Access Viewer where you can download these data.

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    Data Update Summary: October to December 2015

    Over the past three months we have added a multitude of updated and new datasets to the RIGIS website. Please find a complete list below. What’s new: – Quad Neatlines, 2014: These new neatlines are designed for use with the modern US Topo map series being developed by the USGS; the new 2015 US Topos are to be released via RIGIS soon. For instructions on downloading these US Topos please see the last blog posting. – Statewide Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) database: This statewide database replaces the old county-based DFIRM datasets. – Urban Areas: This new boundary dataset highlights densely developed areas delineated by the U.S. Census Bureau,…

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    New US Topo Maps for Rhode Island

    As you may have seen via Shane’s listserv blast earlier today, updated US Topos are available for Rhode Island. These 2015 US Topo maps contain an updated symbology, enhanced railroad information, new roads source data and selected public trails. During my perusing, I’ve determined that the best place to download these new Topo maps for RI is here. Below, find simple instructions on how to locate and download US topo maps. Using the search menu on the left, users can specify their state, scale and map type. This will bring up all US Topos that cover Rhode Island. To download a GeoPDF for a specific quadrangle, simply click on the…