This is where we'll announce what's happening in Belmont County GIS. The most recent information is listed first. See news from prior years for a historic review of the status of GIS in Belmont County.
Roads in Barkcamp State Park have been attributed with names and house number ranges. Fire district mapping is complete and has been added to the Aerial Mapping page.
Private roads have been attributed in the centerline shapefile. Fire district mapping is proceeding.
April 6 marked the official debut of Blazes, Posts and Stones - A History of Ohio's Original Land Subdivisions at the Marietta Land Office at Campus Martius. Author James L. Williams was proud to present the results of over 27 years of work and dedicated the publication to future surveyors yet unborn and to the United States of America. The author was introduced by President George Washington and General Rufus Putnam. Mr. Williams conducted an all-day workshop April 5 at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta for the Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio.
A copy of Blazes, Posts and Stones was donated by the Belmont County GIS Director to the Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society at their monthly meeting April 8 at the St. Clairsville Public Library in appreciation of their work in scanning historic tax maps of Belmont County during the winter of 2008-2009.
The JB Green Team and Belmont County Township Trustees have once again scheduled Spring Community Cleanups across Belmont County. A map of locations and dates can be found here. This is your chance to dispose of old household junk, appliances, mattresses, carpeting, household electronics, car batteries, toys, etc. No semi or large tires are accepted this year. Electronics Recycling Services (ERS) will provide a truck at each collection site for electronics recycling drop-off.
Upon request, a fresh set of maps has been printed for the Board of Elections. The new T2300 ps eMFP plotter is working well.
Plans are underway to upgrade web mapping software and hardware for improved service.
I represented PLSO and Belmont County at the WVSPS Annual Convention Feb. 21-23 in Flatwoods, WV.
The PLSO Annual Conference was February 13-16 in Sharonville, Ohio north of Cincinnati.
The 2011 aerial orthophotos are now downloadable by individual tile on the MapGuide/Aerial Mapping page. This is handy for those who need a limited set of orthos for smaller projects. Check the Download Aerial Photos checkbox to turn on the tile grid, and use the arrow-shaped select tool from the toolbar to select a tile for download. A download link will appear at the lower right of the screen for a self-extracting exe of the .sid and .sdw files for the selected tile.
The new road centerline file has been integrated into the MapGuide/Aerial Mapping page. The Planimetrics page has been renamed to the Data Downloads page, and the Products, News and Census pages have been updated.
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