September 18, 2020

Maine GeoLibrary Update September 18, 2020: Crown of Maine LiDAR & 2' Contours for Crown of Maine

Hello Maine GeoLibrary Data Catalog Consumers,

Good news! The Crown of Maine LiDAR project is now available through the Maine GeoLibrary Data Catalog (https://www.maine.gov/geolib/catalog.html#elevation).

Crown of Maine Lidar extent image

This project encompasses the northern portion of Maine and covers 6,732 square miles. LiDAR data was captured and processed to meet USGS Quality Level 2 (QL2) accuracy standards. Approximately 2/3 of the project was acquired in the spring of 2018, but due to sensor issues and leaf-out conditions, the middle portion of the project was not captured in 2018, but in the spring of 2019. Actual date ranges are from May 12, 2018 through June 8, 2019.

The State of Maine serves derivative products (Digital Elevation Model (DEM), and contours in the near future) from this dataset and they are available through the Maine GeoLibrary Data Catalog (https://www.maine.gov/geolib/catalog.html#elevation).

The LiDAR point cloud data will be made available through The National Map (TNM) and the United States Interagency Elevation Inventory (USIEI) sites by the end of the year (estimated).

Two-foot contours in vector format are also part of this Crown of Maine deliverable and will be made available in the mid-October timeframe. Stay tuned for an updated announcement on delivery and availability dates.

Sincerely,
Claire Kiedrowski Executive Director
Maine Library of Geographic Information
GeolibraryBoard.OIT@maine.gov

December 27, 2019

GeoLibrary Special Meeting: Discuss LD1719 on 1/6/2020 @ 4 PM EST

Dear Geospatial User,

The Maine Library of Geographic Information will hold a special Board Meeting on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 4:00 PM EST to discuss and vote on Legislative Document 1719 prior to the legislature's early January meeting. LD1719 "establishes a Task Force to study the changes required to modernize the acquisition, maintenance, storage and distribution of geographic data in Maine". The draft legislative document is attached along with the Agenda. We welcome your feedback on this issue.

We will also be electing our Board Chair, since this is the 1st meeting of the year.

Meeting Agenda

This public meeting will be held at:
Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
Room: TBD
101 2nd St, Hallowell, ME 04347

You do not need to attend in person to participate. Feel free to forward this announcement to other interested parties. Your emailed comments are also welcome (my contact information is below).

We have a dial-in number for Audio, and a separate Skype link for Viewing capabilities.

For Audio: Dial In (877-455-0244 x:367-352-2033#)

For Visual: Click link below:

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Note that we will be holding our regularly scheduled Board Meeting on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 10 AM EST at the PUC. Call in number and Skype link are the same.

If you have any questions or comments, or need help connecting to the meeting, contact me and I will assist you.

Sincerely, Claire

Claire Kiedrowski
Executive Director
Maine Library of Geographic Information
Cell:(207) 266-7087
Email: claire.kiedrowski@maine.gov
Web: https://www.maine.gov/geolib/
LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clairekiedrowski/

August 20, 2019

Orthoimagery 2018 Dynamic Re-Projection Inaccuracy UPDATE

Hello Maine GeoLibrary Data Consumers,

UPDATE: Maine GeoLibrary Orthoimagery 2018 dynamic reprojection inaccuracy has been corrected by applying applicable transforms to our services. For reference, the native projection is http://www.epsg-registry.org/export.htm?wkt=urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::6348, https://epsg.io/6348

July 29, 2019

Orthoimagery 2018 Dynamic Re-Projection Inaccuracy

Dear Geospatial User,

*****NOTICE: Dynamic reprojection of Maine GeoLibrary Orthoimagery 2018 in some environments, including ArcGIS Online Web map, may display inaccurately. The approximate value of the observed inaccuracy is one meter displaced southerly. The cause of this error has been determined and a fix is scheduled for Sunday August 4, 2019. NOTICE*****

Thank you for your patience while this issue is resolved.

Sincerely,
Todd Metzler
Maine Office of Information Technology GIS Platform Administrator; Maine GeoLibrary Board Technical Committee Advisor

June 26, 2019

Crown of Maine LiDAR Update

Dear Geospatial User,

Good news: the "Crown of Maine" LiDAR acquisition was completed in late May and early June. You may recall that this project was not completed in 2018 due to sensor and weather issues, but I am pleased to let you know that between the original acquisition in 2018 and this spring's acquisition in 2019, we now have a complete dataset for this area:

Crown of Maine Lidar

The processed and edited dataset is scheduled to be delivered to USGS in late 2019, with an anticipated delivery to the State of Maine in early 2020.

You can also track the status here: https://www.maine.gov/geolib/programs/lidar/index.html

I will keep you updated as the project progresses.

Sincerely, Claire

Claire Kiedrowski
Executive Director
Maine Library of Geographic Information
Cell:(207) 266-7087
Email: claire.kiedrowski@maine.gov
Web: https://www.maine.gov/geolib/
LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clairekiedrowski/

May 29, 2019

Subject: Update on 2019 Maine Orthoimagery Program

Good afternoon, I have news to share with you on the 2019 Maine Orthoimagery program! Please see the image below for a status on the 2019 Program. Note that the color of the flight line indicates the following:
? ORANGE = Not flown
? GREEN = Passed Quality Control
? RED = Re-flight needed

2019 orthoimagery update

These communities were flown for 4-band orthoimagery this past May under ideal leaf-off, minimal snow conditions:
? 3" ? Bangor, Camden, Rockport, Thomaston
? 6" ? Biddeford, Brewer, Hampden, Freeport*
? 12" ? Knox County
? 18" ? Androscoggin, Kennebec, and Sagadahoc Counties**

*Due to weather and ground conditions, we were not able to capture suitable imagery for Bridgton, Naples, China, or Cushing, but they are all scheduled for next Spring 2020.
** A few areas for the 18" county acquisitions may need to be re-flown due to clouds, cloud shadow and other (even though the entire line is shown in red indicating a re-flight, it really is just specific areas). These are minimal issues and will be addressed during the Quality Control process. If needed, impacted tiles will be re-flown during the Spring 2020 acquisitions and updated tiles will be delivered.

May 29, 2019

Subject: New Maine GeoLibrary Executive Director

I am pleased to let you know that I have been hired as the new Executive Director for the Maine GeoLibrary. This is a part-time, contract position through my current employer Cornerstone. I am excited to step into this role and honored to represent the Board. I have another email address where you can reach me for Maine GeoLibrary concerns, which is listed below. I monitor both email addresses, so feel free to contact me using either account. Cell phone is the same.

Claire Kiedrowski
Executive Director
Maine Library of Geographic Information
Cell:(207) 266-7087
Email: claire.kiedrowski@maine.gov
Web: https://www.maine.gov/geolib/
LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clairekiedrowski/

May 20, 2019

Subject: Maine GeoLibrary Service and Data Catalog Update May 2019 Number 2

Hello GIS service and data consumers. Below are Maine GeoLibrary and Maine Office of GIS service URL CHANGES effective May 20, 2019. OLD service links will be REMOVED on June 9, 2019.

Item 1

Description: Maine GeoLibrary Orthoimagery Project 2012
Category: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
NEW: https://gis.maine.gov/arcgis/rest/services/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/orthoRegional2012/ImageServer
OLD: https://gis.maine.gov/arcgis/rest/services/megis/ortho2012ImgSvc/ImageServer

Item 2

Description: Maine GeoLibrary Orthoimagery Project 2013
Category: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
NEW: https://gis.maine.gov/arcgis/rest/services/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/orthoRegional2013/ImageServer
OLD: https://gis.maine.gov/arcgis/rest/services/megis/ortho2013ImgSvc/ImageServer

Item 3

Description: Maine GeoLibrary Orthoimagery Project 2014
Category: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
NEW: https://gis.maine.gov/arcgis/rest/services/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/orthoRegional2014/ImageServer
OLD: https://gis.maine.gov/arcgis/rest/services/megis/ortho2014ImgSvc/ImageServer

Item 4

Description: Maine GeoLibrary Orthoimagery Project 2015
Category: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
NEW: https://gis.maine.gov/arcgis/rest/services/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/orthoRegional2015/ImageServer
OLD: https://gis.maine.gov/arcgis/rest/services/megis/ortho2015ImgSvc/ImageServer

Item 5

Description: Maine GeoLibrary Orthoimagery Project 2016
Category: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
NEW: https://gis.maine.gov/arcgis/rest/services/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/orthoRegional2016/ImageServer
OLD: https://gis.maine.gov/arcgis/rest/services/megis/ortho2016ImgSvc/ImageServer

Item 6

Description: Maine GeoLibrary Orthoimagery Project 2017
Category: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
NEW: https://gis.maine.gov/arcgis/rest/services/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/orthoRegional2017/ImageServer
OLD: https://gis.maine.gov/arcgis/rest/services/megis/ortho2017ImgSvc/ImageServer

Please visit https://www.maine.gov/geolib/index.html. We welcome your feedback. https://www.maine.gov/geolib/contactus.html

Sincerely,
Todd Metzler
Maine Office of Information Technology GIS Platform Administrator; Maine GeoLibrary Board Technical Committee Advisor

January 8, 2019

Raster Data Migration - mapserver.maine.gov retired

On Friday January 4, 2019, the portion of our legacy GIS Enterprise hosting much of our raster data was shutdown. All content that had been hosted at http://mapserver.maine.gov continues to be accessible in the Maine GeoLibrary Data Catalog at https://maine.hub.arcgis.com .

These same data and services may also be accessed directly via a web browser, GIS/CAD client or programmatically at https://gis.maine.gov/arcgis/rest/services . Users choosing to access data services directly from the REST service directory should recognize the use of ISO 19115 Topic Categories for folders containing services. Looking for orthoimagery? Explore the imageryBaseMapsEarthCover folder; Contours? Explore the Elevation folder.; Parcels? Explore planningCadastre folder; etc.


October 24, 2018

mapserver.maine.gov shutdown date Nov 11, 2018

Web GIS Services migrated to https://gis.maine.gov/arcgis/rest

http://mapserver.maine.gov and http://mapservertest.maine.gov will be SHUT DOWN on November 11, 2018.

Imagery and elevation services have been migrated to https://gis.maine.gov/arcigs/rest

All applications consuming MapServer-based services should be updated before the shutoff date.

The migrated data layers can be discovered and accessed in the GeoLibrary Data catalog: https://maine.hub.arcgis.com/

Imagery and elevation downloads are available at:
https://www.maine.gov/geolib/imgdiscovery/site/landing.html (imagery)
and
https://www.maine.gov/geolib/ediscovery/site/landing.html (elevation data)


October 22, 2018

Google Chrome Incompatability with GeoLibrary web applications

Please note that the Geolibrary Image Discovery Application and Elevation Data Discovery Application will not function in Google Chrome. Please use a different browser with these apps.

 

October 12, 2018

Update on Maine GeoLibrary Board

Dear Geospatial User,

Many of you are aware that Joseph Young, Executive Director of the Maine GeoLibrary Board and Administrative Director of the Maine Office of GIS for several years, retired in August 2018. The intent was for him to continue in a role as a consultant during a transition period, but those plans have changed.

The Board will continue to support the Orthoimagery, LiDAR, and other geospatial data programs. If you have questions regarding access to GeoLibrary data on the Board's website please contact the State of Maine, Office of Information Technology Help Desk (oit.customer-support@maine.gov, phone 207-624-7700). For administrative issues, please contact Brian Guerrette (brian.guerrette@maine.gov, phone 207-624-3335).

Please contact these individuals for more information regarding plans for supporting GeoLibrary programs:

The 2017 and 2018 Orthoimagery and LiDAR Program partners will be contacted separately regarding details of the current program.

Sincerely,
Claire Kiedrowski
Maine GeoLibrary Board Member