US: The Renewable Energy Atlas of Vermont, built on ESRI’s ArcGIS technology has been launched. The atlas will assist town energy committees, funders, educators, planners, policy makers, and businesses in making informed decisions about renewable energies in their communities, decisions that ultimately lead to successful projects, greater energy security, a cleaner and healthier environment, and better quality of life .
The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, Vermont Center for Geographic Information, Fountains Spatial, and Overit Media collaborated to develop the atlas in the hope of moving the state’s renewable energy projects from concept to reality. ESRI provided professional service support.
“We were looking for a way to show people how renewable energy flows through their communities so they can see the options for harnessing it,” said Scott Sawyer, research, evaluation, and communications coordinator at Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund.
“We are excited to work on the project that supports Vermont’s green economy,” noted Mark Haberle, senior project manager at Fountains Spatial. “ESRI’s GIS technology enables the development of tools for robust information discovery and dissemination that makes it easy for people to understand the possibilities of renewable energy. It is our hope that the Renewable Energy Atlas of Vermont will support sustainable job development for Vermont and help the state meet its vision for a carbon-constrained future.”