The BCRC maintains a full-service Geographic Information System (GIS) that enables analysis of geographic data and production of high-quality maps.
A GIS, is a method of managing, analyzing and displaying geographic information on a computer to produce maps. This data is spatially referenced to the earth, giving the ability to create distinct map layers that also can be linked to data tables.
BCRC has served as the regional GIS service center for the Bennington Region since 1990, providing data and mapping services to its member municipalities and non-profit partners. GIS services support projects that involve transportation planning, emergency management, land use planning, natural resource management, community and economic development. and numerous special applications by towns and villages.
GIS data can be found and downloaded at the Vermont Center for Geographic Information (VGCI) website, the organization responsible for maintaining statewide data.