[Talk-us] More about named driveways in Virginia

Jonah Adkins jonahadkins at gmail.com
Wed Apr 12 01:27:21 UTC 2017


i’ve also run into this issue in the more rural parts of the virginia...
not sure if it’s been mentioned in this thread, but the state GIS org (VGIN) offers many layers that are collated from all localities. these layers include services and downloads for buildings, parcels, and roads.

specifically roads are part of the road centerline (RCL) program, an effort to create a statewide 911 centerline layer. the data is requested from localities then processed to the state’s data model.

the link for their open data site is http://vgin.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html <http://vgin.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html>

i’ve requested a few times to them to include a license with their data and not just an ‘as is’ disclaimer (hoping to do some rural building imports), but since i’m the only person who’s ever asked i was told the “disclaimer should suffice” 



> On Apr 11, 2017, at 10:37 AM, Charlotte Wolter <techlady at techlady.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
>        I emailed Paul E. Harvey, director of community development, Campbell County, Virginia, about the "named driveways" issue. He gave me more information about road conventions in  Virginia.
>        1. I noticed that the driveway from the highway to Rustberg High School had a four-digit number. Harvey replied, "VDOT IVirginia Department of Transportation) assigns those four digit numbers to roads that serve public facilities like schools."
>        2. Campbell County requires that any driveway that serves three houses or more be named. Residents choose the name, so it can be a family name.
>        3. The named driveways that I am seeing is a different issue and may, indeed, be a mistake. He has asked the county's GIS technician to look into it.
>        This kind of information makes all of our mapping better. I will add this to the wiki, but it would be great if this information were available as a pop-up or some other mechanism while people are mapping.
> Charlotte
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