Burlington unveils interactive ‘GIS’ map on Website

first_img— 30 — Source: The City of Burlington. Burlington, VT ‘ September 17, 2010. The City of Burlington announced today that a GIS (’Geographical Information System’) feature is available on the City’s Website. GIS integrates a variety of informational categories, or ‘layers,’ with an interactive map of a particular geographic area. For example, within Burlington’s GIS feature, one can choose to show all of the real estate transactions in the City over the last 12 months; clicking on a specific property will show the property address, sale date, and sale amount. ‘Layers’ on Burlington’s GIS feature include Census block tracts, current building permits, ward boundaries, the City’s FY11 street paving plans, and the location of parking garages, parking lots, and electric vehicle charging stations, among many other categories of information.‘As a City we’ve continued to look for ways to improve access to information and the availability of GIS on the City’s website offers a wealth of information in an easy to use, graphical form,’ said Mayor Bob Kiss. ‘It’s a feature that will enhance the public’s access to information, offer opportunities for better and more efficient inter-departmental communication, and in general help to promote all the things Burlington has to offer.’The City’s Director of Information Technology, Tim Barden, also cited increased access to information by the public through GIS, as well as the collaboration by multiple departments to develop the feature. ‘We’re pleased to have developed GIS as it is the ongoing goal of the City and the IT office to make public information in an electronic form as accessible and easy to use as possible. The layers that are available as of today are just the beginning. Hard work by IT staff, the involvement of Planning and Zoning, and the participation of several City departments made this possible.’The GIS effort was led by Scott Duckworth of the City’s IT office which is part of the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office. ‘Scott did a fantastic job of developing a state of the art GIS implementation for the City’ Barden said. Features were also incorporated by Planning and Zoning staff. Among other things the effort required gathering information from City departments that could be incorporated into the program. IT staff will continue to review available information for incorporation of additional ‘layers’ into GIS.The City’s GIS efforts were praised at a recent conference of municipal and county software users. At a session devoted to website presentation, Burlington’s GIS site was featured as a prime example of utilizing GIS to display a broad range of information.Burlington’s GIS can be accessed directly through http://www.ci.burlington.vt.us/gis/(link is external) or going to the City’s homepage http://www.ci.burlington.vt.us/(link is external) and clicking on ‘Geographic Information Systems’ at the top right of the homepage.last_img read more

Bulldogs Baseball Results

first_imgBulldogs Goes Down On Final Play Against Seymour.Batesville fell to Seymour 2-1 on Monday on the final play of the game. Seymour trailed 1-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning when there was an error, scoring two runs.The pitching was strong on both sides. Seymour pitchers struck out 14, while the Bulldogs sat down three. Tyler Bloom earned the win for Seymour. He threw seven innings, surrendering one run, two hits, and striking out 14. Joe Bohman took the loss for Batesville. He went two-thirds of an inning, surrendering two runs, one hit, striking out one, and walking one. Anthony Butz started the game for the Bulldogs. He went five and two-thirds innings, allowing zero runs, one hit, and striking out two.Alex McPherson and Alex Roell each managed one hit to lead Batesville.Late Score Costs Bulldogs Against Lawrenceburg.The Bulldogs stayed in it until the end, but Lawrenceburg pulled away late in a 4-3 victory on Tuesday. The Bulldogs were up 3-0 heading into the fifth, but Lawrenceburg then scored four on a go ahead single by Austin Bowling off of Batesville’s Alex Roell.Batesville lost despite out-hitting Lawrenceburg nine to four.Senior Jordan Houze earned the win for Lawrenceburg. He tossed seven innings, surrendering three runs, nine hits, and striking out four. Alex Roell took the loss for the Bulldogs. He went four and two-thirds innings, giving up four runs, four hits, and striking out two.Batesville collected nine hits. Alex McPherson and Trey Heidlage each collected multiple hits for Batesville, while Jacob Christie, Joe Bohman, and Quinn Werner each drove in one run to lead the Bulldogs.The Bulldogs Goes Down On Final Play Against Milan It came down to the last play, but the Bulldogs were on the wrong end of a 6-5 defeat to Milan on Thursday. The game was tied at five with Milan batting in the bottom of the eighth when Lane Oesterling walked Dakota Sams with the bases loaded for the winning run.In the bottom of the fourth inning, Milan tied things up at five, as Jacob Burton drove in two when he homered in the fourth inning.Jordan Burton earned the win for Milan. He pitched four innings, surrendering zero runs, one hit, and striking out one. Joe Bohman took the loss for the Bulldogs. He tossed three and two-thirds innings, surrendering one run, three hits, striking out five, and walking one.John Turner started the game for Milan. He went four innings, giving up five runs, one hit, and striking out one. Batesville Senior Garrett Burkhart started the game for the Bulldogs. He tossed three and two-thirds innings, surrendering five runs, nine hits, and striking out one.Alex McPherson and Lane Oesterling each collected one hit to lead the Bulldogs.After three straight losses, the Bulldogs fall to 10-8 overall and 5-2 in the EIAC conference. Batesville will take on South Ripley at Liberty Park on Friday evening.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.last_img read more

Ruby Spurlock

first_imgRuby Spurlock, 76, of Milan passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. Ruby was born Tuesday, April 28, 1942 in Knott County, Kentucky the daughter of Curt and Alta (Sloan) Short. She married Floyd Spurlock June 15, 1957 and he preceded her in death October 23, 2016. She was a homemaker, enjoyed cooking, singing, her flowers and raising her children and grandchildren.Ruby is survived by sons Curtis (Angie) Spurlock and Alex (Lisa) Spurlock both of Osgood, daughters Mary Dall of Versailles, Genevia (Mike) Hoagland of Madison, Gracie (Rich) McIntosh of Osgood, brother Carnell Short of Milan, sisters Arlene Mundinger of Florida, Lorraine Ernst of Richmond, Coriene Hammond of Milan, Racine Robinson of Milan, Ida Jane Bischoff of Milan, Linda Gunter of Milan and Marletta Green of Lawrenceburg, 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Leado Jane Lewis, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.A service celebrating her life will be held 10 AM Thursday, December 13 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan. Burial will follow at Little Memory Cemetery. Family and friends may gather to honor and remember Ruby 5 – 7 PM Wednesday, December 12 also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in honor of Ruby to the American Cancer Society. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S Main Street, P.O. Box 243, Milan, Indiana 47031 (812)654-2141. You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Joshua Clottey and Canelo in talks for December fight

first_imgAllsports.com.gh sources have revealed that Ghana’s Joshua Clottey (38-4, 22KOs) – and not James Kirkland – is currently the frontrunner to face Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31KOs) on a televised date in December.We reported a few weeks ago that Clottey could land a mega deal to fight Alvarez and Canelo’s team have confirmed that the Ghanaian who dominated Anthony Mundine in April, is one of the leading contenders.Clottey’s promoter, Joe DeGuardia, has disclosed that he’s had discussions with Golden Boy Promotions regarding an end of year fight with Canelo.”We’ve had talks. I think it’s a great fight and I hope it happens,” DeGuardia told BoxingScene.com.The big question, in the industry, is whether or not HBO will secure Canelo’s next return. The Mexican star’s last five fights were carried by Showtime, but multiple sources indicate that HBO is absolutely in the running for the December fight.”It will be a fantastic opportunity and I will readily take up the fight if my managers get it,” Clottey told Allsports.com.gh recently. “Obviously I am very eager to be a world champion again and there is no doubt I will get the chance if I fight Canelo. I will grab the opportunity with both hands,” Clottey added via phone.last_img read more