Data Sharing
Aerial Imagery

Since 2000, CIRGIS has empowered government and private agencies in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and surrounding areas by collaborating on spatial data acquisition projects, community meetings, and geospatial technology educational opportunities. 

Building Community Through Sharing Spatial Data and Knowledge 

Channel Islands Regional GIS Collaborative

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We operate in Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and surrounding areas.
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Next Meeting: As we continue to monitor COVID19 and adjust as needed, we would like to propose the following virtual meetings:

  • CIRGIS General Meeting, Thursday, July 23 at 2pm. We will host this via Zoom or other web program, and the agenda will include Esri UC news, review of CIRGIS aerial imagery project and relationship with SCAG, as well as any other GIS programs of note in the region.
  • VIRTUAL GIS DAY, tentatively scheduled for Thursday, November 19. We will post additional details once we have confirmation of the presentations and coordinate with Ventura College.

CIRGIS Aerial Imagery Collection

CIRGIS has an unexpected opportunity to make a 2020 aerial imagery collection in Santa Barbara County in August.  If you are interested in participating, please contact David Burkhart, CIRGIS CFO (via e-mail or telephone 805-644-5353). 

The company doing the collection will be The Sanborn Map Company (the same company that did the 2017 collection and the oldest mapping company in the United States).  3-inch, 6-inch and 12-inch resolutions will be available and as usual there will be a third-party doing QA/QC to see that the technical specifications are met.  With collection in August, imagery delivery is projected to be in April 2021.  Because of unusual circumstances 6-inch resolution imagery is more expensive than 3-inch resolution.  Almost all agencies in the Ventura County 2020 collection chose 3-inch resolution.  If you cannot join us this time, CIRGIS has also scheduled a collection in the Spring of 2022 and again in 2024.  Please plan ahead.