HVCEO - Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials
HVCEO's digital mapping, or geographic information system (GIS) as the technology is known, produces regional maps that meet various needs. HVCEO also assists each municipality in advancing its own digital mapping.
Note that the term GIS denotes the layering of widely varying mapped variables, not only the display of property and parcel maps as the most fundamental layers.
To discuss local or regional mapping matters contact George Blake, HVCEO Geographic Information System Manager.
1. MUNICIPAL PARCEL MAPS AND GIS
Newtown, CT: Parcel
maps, associated data and advanced map overlays are accessible
Newtown web page. As the user may layer many
other maps over the parcel base, the Newtown GIS is the
most advanced in the region and a model for other communities.
New Milford, CT: Parcel
maps, building outlines and associated data are accessible
New Milford web page hosted by Tighe &
2. TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
2A. Ten Detailed CT DOT Road Maps. These maps are useful for viewing local road details.
Functional Classification of Roads (regional
town by town detailed maps.
2E. Curb Cut and Driveway Management Plans. For use as zoning commission permit conditions.
2F. Roadway Accident Rates. This map helps determine improvement priorities.
2G. Roadway Volume to Capacity Ratios. This map also helps determine improvement priorities.
2H. Roadways Designated by Municipalities as Scenic. Municipal action to protect semi-rural scenery. See also accompanying text inventory.
2I. Business Access to Rail Freight. Which business sites have the advantage of rail freight access.2J. Rail Line Overview Map. See also Rail Freight Map.
2N. Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Zones. Municipalities applying for TOD grants 7/2011.
2O. "Ride It Now" North-South Bike Route. Concept plan for further development.
3. LAND AND POPULATION
3B. Sewers and Future Growth Map. Growth inducing sewers in relation to Plan.
3C. Zoning Patterns Map. The pattern formed by local zoning maps when seen regionally.
3D. U.S. Geological Survey Maps Circa 1950. What this area looked like not so long ago.
3E. Land Use as Interpreted by Satellite Photos. Lands developed, barren, in grass, forest, wetland,etc.
3F. Census Defined 2010 Danbury Urbanized Area.
As determine by the 2010 federal
3G. Census Defined 2010 Bridgeport - Stamford Urbanized Area. As determine by the 2010 federal census.
3H. Family Income in 2000 by Block Group. No 2010 federal data collected.
3I. Value of Owner Occupied Units in 2000 by Block Group. No 2010 federal data collected.
4A. Hill and Valley Regional Topography Overview. The pattern of hills and valleys as seen from miles up.
4C. Subsoil - Surficial Materials Maps. Proceed to town by town DEP maps.
4F. U Conn - DEEP Geospatial Data for Planning. Large index of municipal maps.4I. Regional Natural Diversity Database. See DEEP town by town maps.
5. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT