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The mission of the GeoLibrary is to create an electronic gateway to public geographic information, and to expand and promote the value of geographic spatial data through widespread distribution and innovative use for the benefit of Maine's citizens. To read about our legislative directives, please click "Legislation" on the right side menu.
Orthophotography: The Maine GeoLibrary Board and the Maine Office of GIS are working with a number of stakeholders to continue implementation of the Maine Orthoimagery program. With almost $400,000 worth of new imagery in 2012 alone, we are off to a good start.
Lidar for New England: As of December, MEGIS has received 2/3 of the new lidar data. Maine is also planning new collects totalling about $425,000 in Aroostook, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Knox, and Kennebec counties in 2012.
GeoParcels: Work continues under contract with Spatial Alternatives of Yarmouth, ME to consolidate digital parcel and assessing data for 114 towns in Maine.
2009 Strategic Plan: The Strategic Plan serves the same purpose for the GeoLibrary Board as a Comprehensive Plan does for a municipality--it is meant to guide the actions of the GeoLibrary for the next five to ten years. Read more about the process and download the plan.
Updated Orthoimagery Recommendations: The Orthoimagery Subcommittee of the GeoSpatial Data Working Group has developed recommendations on how to procure updated aerial imagery for Maine. Since there is little to no national market for high-resolution imagery for Maine, acquiring updated imagery must be driven from within the state. Check out the report to see what the base program would look like, and how buy-ups from towns, counties, regions, or companies could be organized to upgrade the final product. The recommendations call for areas to be updated every three or five years. Visit the GeoSpatial Data Working Group page to download the report and appendices.
Projects and Services
GeoLibrary GeoPortal: Your new one-stop shopping place for all Maine GIS data, whether it be state, municipal, non-profit, private, academic and more. The GeoLibrary GeoPortal is running in beta mode; check it out! (Metadata and data contributions to the GeoPortal are voluntary).
MEGIS/GeoLibrary Web Mapping Services: The Maine Office of GIS and the GeoLibrary Board are proud to present a number of OGC-compliant web mapping services; read about them on our projects page.
Maine GeoNews: THE email list to subscribe to for all GIS discussion in Maine! Click here to sign up.
Orthoimagery Usage Survey: Please take the time to complete our Orthoimagery Usage Survey and let us know about the benefits and cost savings you have experienced using these GIS data layers. Orthoimagery Usage Survey
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