A Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) identifies specific measures to be taken by a community to reduce their vulnerability from future hazard events and shorten the recovery time. Contracted by the Central Virginia Planning District Commission (CVPDC, aka, Region 2000), the Center for Geospatial Information Technology (CGIT) at Virginia Tech has carried out the original plan (2006), the first update (2013), and the most recent update (2020) of CVPDC HMP.
Broadband service providers, citizens, and governments have access to broadband planning via the toolbox. The toolbox currently includes: Virginia Broadband Availability Map and Integrated Broadband Planning and Analysis Tool, Vertical Assets Inventory Tool 2.0, Virginia Telecommunications Policy Database, SurveyCardinal, and DataCardinal.
CGIT is creating a spatial database of geolocated crashes for the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and highway safety professionals to improve safety through education and enforcement.
CGIT is partnering with citizen scientists to study and conserve native Appalachian medicinal forest plants.
CGIT is developing a bike-mounted Raspberry Pi unit and web viewer to store and analyze data from various sensors to measure air quality along bike routes in and around Blacksburg.
Virginia Tech’s Center for Geospatial Information Technology has been working to improve informational databases across service lines of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. The work of the center will help 15,000 veterans access educational, employment, and support resources across Virginia.
CGIT is enhancing and rebranding our Vineyards Site Assessment Tool to include more data and tools. Among the features to be added are user-created accounts with the potential to receive email alerts based on new weather data gathered from a variety of outside sources, a new site score feature and interactive map and model interface, and more.