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Monday, May 16 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Tolland, CT Cemetery data preservation project

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There are approximately 5,000 graveyards in the State of Connecticut, 4 of them are maintained by the town of Tolland. They date back to as early as the 1700's. The Town, like countless others, had been using and maintaining burial and ownership records by hand on detriorating paper maps, paper index cards, and disconnected databases in proprietary software systems. Recognizing the need to modernize and preserve their fragile paper files as well as compile all the data into a single form of truth, they sought out a GIS based solution that would provide them with the tools necessary to add efficiency to their record keeping, digitize their maps, and offer a resource that served them better both in the office and the field. This presentation will show the project application of ArcGIS online and field mapping tools to provide a commonly feasible solution to a growing problem across the state. The presentation will also discuss a regional approach to providing GIS mutual aid services.

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Thad Dymkowski

GIS Analyst, Town of South Windsor, CT
Thad Dymkowski is the GIS Analyst for the Town of South Windsor, Connecticut. With a BA and MS in Geography/GIS from Central Connecticut State University and over 20 years of GIS experience, Thad has contributed his GIS expertise in the private sector, public sector, and the world... Read More →

Monday May 16, 2022 3:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Loughman Living Room (Scanlon Hall)