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11/11/14

Retired: Surface Water Drainage Basins dataset (circa 1990), in lieu of the more current Watershed Boundary Dataset also available from RIGIS.

 

11/4/14

Updated Fire Stations dataset, reflecting the status of two stations closed in Coventry. Categorized under the "Facilities and Structures" data download area.

 

11/3/14

Two new Sea Level Rise datasets contributed by the Rhode Island Division of Planning. Categorized under the "Planning and Cadastral" data download area.

 

9/16/14

Updated Enterprise Zones dataset contributed by the Rhode Island Division of Planning and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. Categorized under both the "Business & Economic" and "Planning and Cadastral" data download areas.

Updated Dams dataset contributed by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Categorized under the "Facilities and Structures" data download area.

Updated Fire Stations dataset contributed by the URI Environmental Data Center, utilizing source data from Broadband Rhode Island. Categorized under the "Facilities and Structures" data download area.

New Soil Erosion Index datasets contributed by the USDA NRCS Rhode Island State Office. Classified under the "Geological and Geophysical" data download area.

Updated Rhode Island House and Senate District datasets (categorized under Administrative and Political Boundaries). These are just minor updates, adding an attribute field with the district number as its own standalone value.

Updated Libraries dataset contributed bythe URI Environmental Data Center, built upon source data shared by the RI Office of Library and Information Services. Categorized under the "Facilities and Structures" data download area.

 

9/12/14

Updates: Rhode Island E-911 Driveways (categorized under Transportation), Roads (Transportation), Sites (Facilities & Structures), and Fire Hydrants (Utilities and Communication).

 

9/1/14

RIGIS license agreement superseded by a new open data distribution policy.

 

3/19/14

Updates: Soils, Soils: Special Line Features, and Soils: Special Point Features. Contributed by the USDA NRCS Rhode Island State Office's Rhode Island Soil Survey Program. Classified under the "Geological and Geophysical" data download area.

 

3/18/14

New release: Coastal Waters, contributed by the RI Statewide Planning Program. Classified under the "Oceans and Estuaries" data download area. Retitled "Coastline (1983)" to "Coastal Waters (1983)" for clarity.

 

3/17/14

New release: Hurricane Evacuation Areas developed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Classified under the "Planning and Cadastral" data download area.

Updates: Rhode Island E-911 Driveways (categorized under Transportation), Roads (Transportation), Sites (Facilities & Structures), and Fire Hydrants (Utilities and Communication).

 

3/12/14

New release: "Land Use - 2011" dataset. Interpreted from Spring 2011 orthophotography (also distributed from RIGIS). Categorized under both the "Environment and Conservation" and "Planning and Cadastral" data download areas.

Updated Benchmarks dataset, using information available from the National Geodetic Survey in November 2013. Categorized under both the "Elevation and Derived Products" and "Locations and Geodetic Networks" data download areas.

 

3/11/14

Updated Natural Heritage Areas dataset. Categorized under both the "Biota" and "Environment and Conservation" data download areas.

 

1/15/14

Updates: Updated Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) databases for Kent, Newport, Providence, and Washington Counties. Categorized under the "Planning and Cadastral" data download area.

New release: Statewide Flood Hazard Areas dataset compiled from county-based DFIRMs (categorized under Planning).

 

11/25/13

New release: Impervious surfaces interpreted from Spring 2011 orthophotography that are also available from RIGIS. Categorized under the "Environment and Conservation" data download area.

Updates: Impervious surfaces interpreted from Spring 2003-2004 orthophotography that are also available from RIGIS. These data have been re-processed to match the same file formats and tiled data distribution system implemented for the 2011 Impervious Surfaces dataset. The dataset itself has not changed. Categorized under the "Environment and Conservation" data download area.

 

11/19/13

New release: Statewide Worst Case Hurricane Surge Inundation Areas (Categorized under Planning & Cadastre) circa 2009. This dataset is just a statewide compilation of previously released county-based datasets, and contains no new data.

 

11/15/13

New releases: Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Points (Elevation).

Updates: Rhode Island E-911 Driveways (categorized under Transportation), Roads (Transportation), Sites (Facilities & Structures), and Fire Hydrants (Utilities and Communication). Airports (categorized under Transportation).

 

9/20/13

New releases: Statewide digital elevation model, hillshade raster surface, and 2-ft, 5-ft, and 10-ft contour lines. Data derived from the Spring 2011 USGS LiDAR data collection, and may be found under the "Elevation and Derived Products" data download area.

 

6/23/13

Updates: 2012 Rhode Island Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report water body datasets: Lakes, Ponds, and Reservoirs (categorized under Inland Water Resources); Rivers and Streams (Inland Water Resources); Marine and Estuarine waters (Oceans & Estuaries).

 

5/22/13

Updates: Rhode Island E-911 Driveways (categorized under Transportation), Roads (Transportation), Sites (Facilities & Structures), and Fire Hydrants (Utilities and Communication).

 

5/8/13

New releases: Subaqueous Vegetation from 2006, 2009, 2012 (categorized under Oceans & Estuaries). Please note that these datasets differ in areas mapped and the habitats that they each document, although eelgrass habitat is a common thread between all.

 

3/21/13

Update: Hospitals (categorized under Facilities and Structures).

Update: Town and City Halls (categorized under Facilities and Structures).

 

2/22/13

New release: ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (categorized under Administrative and Political Boundaries).

 

2/8/13

Updates: Rhode Island House and Senate Districts (categorized under Administrative and Political Boundaries).

New release: Congressional Districts (categorized under Administrative and Political Boundaries).

 

1/23/13

Updates: Rhode Island E-911 Driveways (categorized under Transportation), Roads (Transportation), Sites (Facilities & Structures), and Fire Hydrants (Utilities and Communication).

Updates: Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Soil Polygons, Special Line Features, and Special Point Features (categorized under Geoscientific Information)

Update: Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (categorized under Environment)

 

12/31/12

New release: June 2012 orthophotography contributed by the Rhode Island Eelgrass Mapping Task Force. Available under the Imagery and Base Maps section.

 

10/11/12

Updates: Rhode Island E-911 Driveways (categorized under Transportation), Roads (Transportation), Sites (Facilities & Structures), and Fire Hydrants (Utilities and Communication).

New releases: Wireline broadband availability data compiled by Broadband Rhode Island in partnership with facilities-based broadband providers that service Rhode Island. Categorized under Utilities and Communication.

 

8/30/12

Update: Sewered Areas, based upon the sewer lines data release in May 2012. Categorized under Utilities & Communications.

New release: Fishing and Boating Access. Categorized under Inland Water Resources & Oceans and Estuaries.

Retired: Boat Ramps and Boat Ramps (fresh water) in lieu of the new Fishing and Boating Access dataset.

 

8/24/12

The following Cultural, Society, and Demography data updated:
Historical Cemeteries

 

6/18/12

The following Biology and Ecology data added:
Invasive Plant Species (Forest Health Works Project)

 

6/15/12

The following Geological and Geophysical data updated:
Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Soil Polygons
Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Special Line Features
Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Special Point Features

 

6/14/12

The following data updated:

Facilities and Structures:
Sites - E-911

Transportation:
Roads - E911
Driveways - E911

Utilities and Communication:
Fire Hydrants

 

5/8/12

Updated Utilities and Communication data posted:
Sewer Lines

 

4/19/12

Elevation data posted:
Provisional release of statewide LiDAR data and a derivative 1-m resolution bare earth digital elevation model (DEM) for Rhode Island from the LiDAR for the Northeast Project.

 

3/30/12

Updated Inland Water Resources data posted:
Community Wellhead Protection Areas
Non-Community Wellhead Protection Areas
Groundwater Quality Standard

 

3/20/12

New Demographic data posted and selected datasets renamed:
New U.S. Census Bureau Summary File 1 data extract posted to the "Cultural, Society, and Demography" data download area. Related census datasets dating back to 1990 re-titled for clarity; associated metadata were not changed.

 

3/12/12

New Elevation data posted:
Preliminary sample datasets of the statewide airborne LiDAR data collection that begain in April 2011, a component of the Northeast LiDAR Project.

 

3/9/12

New Biology and Ecology data posted:
Forest Habitat derived from multiple sources and subsequent manual interpretation.

 

3/8/12

The following data updated:

Facilities and Structures:
Sites - E-911

Transportation:
Roads - E911
Driveways - E911

Utilities and Communication:
Fire Hydrants

 

1/24/12

Updated Inland Waters and Marine data posted:
2010 Rhode Island Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report water body datasets (Lakes, Ponds, and Reservoirs; Rivers and Streams; Marine and Estuarine waters)

 

12/27/11

New orthophotography :
Spring 2011 Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Statewide Orthophotography. Multispectral (4-band), 6-inch spatial resolution orthorectified digital aerial photographs of the State of Rhode Island were collected April 29 - May 2, 2011. Look for them under the Imagery & Base Maps data download area.

Updated Transportation Data:
RIPTA Bus Routes, Bus Stops, Park and Ride Routes, and Park and Ride Stops (data effective September 2011)

 

12/1/11

The following data updated:

Facilities and Structures:
Sites - E-911

Transportation:
Roads - E911
Driveways - E911

Utilities and Communication:
Fire Hydrants

 

9/8/11

The following Inland Water Resources data updated:
Sole Source Aquifers


7/20/11

The following Facilities and Structures dataset updated:
Sites - E-911

The following Transportation data updated:
Roads - E911
Driveways - E911

The following Utilities and Communication dataset updated:
Fire Hydrants

6/30/11

The following Environment datasets updated:
Conservation Lands: State of Rhode Island
Conservation Lands: Municipal and NGO
Shellfish Harvest Prohibition Areas

6/27/11

The following Planning and Cadastral data posted:
Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database: Kent County
Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database: Newport County
Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database: Washington County

The following Planning and Cadastral data updated:
Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database: Providence County

4/28/11

The following Cultural, Society and Demography data posted:
Historical Cemeteries

4/25/11

The following Facilities and Structures dataset updated:
Sites - E-911

The following Transportation data updated:
Roads - E911
Driveways - E911

The following Utilities and Communication dataset updated:
Fire Hydrants

4/7/11

The following Base Map data posted:
1962 Georeferenced Historical Land-Cover Maps
(Look for these under the Environment, Planning & Cadastral, or Imagery & Base Maps data download areas.)

4/4/11

The following Location and Geodetic Networks data updated:
Geographic Names

1/31/11

The following Transportation data updated:
Roads - E911
E911 Driveways
RIPTA Bus Routes (data effective January 2011)
RIPTA Bus Stops (data effective January 2011)
RIPTA Park and Ride Routes (data effective January 2011)
RIPTA Park and Ride Stops
(data effective January 2011)

The following Geological and Geophysical data updated:
Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Soil Polygons
Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Special Line Features
Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Special Point Features

The following Utilities and Communication dataset updated:
Fire Hydrants

1/21/11

The following Image data updated:
1997 RIDOT panchromatic, 2-ft spatialresolution orthophotographs, formerly available from the now retired Rhode Island Imagery Server.

1/4/11

The following Inland Water Resources data updated:
Community Wellhead Protection Areas
Non-community Wellhead Protection Areas
Groundwater Quality Standard (formerly titled Groundwater Classification)
Groundwater Recharge Areas
Groundwater Reservoirs
Lakes and Ponds (1:5000)


10/8/10

The following Transportation data updated:
RIPTA Bus Routes (data effective September 2010)
RIPTA Bus Stops (data effective September 2010)
RIPTA Park and Ride Routes (data effective September 2010)
RIPTA Park and Ride Stops
(data effective September 2010)

10/7/10

The following Structures & Facilities dataset updated:
E911 Sites

The following Transportation datasets updated:
Roads - E911
E911 Driveways

The following Utilities and Communication dataset updated:
Fire Hydrants

9/20/10

The following Facilities and Structures dataset posted:
Ports and Commercial Harbors

6/1/10

The following Planning & Cadastral dataset posted:
Neighborhood Stabilization Program Target Areas

4/22/10

The following Environment datasets updated:
Conservation Lands: State of Rhode Island
Conservation Lands: Municipal and NGO

The following Transportation data updated:
Railroad Rights of Way

4/14/10

The following Transportation datasets updated:
Bike Paths
Roads - RIDOT

3/23/10

The following Facilities & Structures datasets posted and/or updated:
Correctional Institutions
Emergency Medical Service Stations
Fire Stations
Hospitals (supersedes the previous Hospitals and Community Health Centers dataset)
Law Enforcement Locations

The following Planning & Cadastral datasets posted:
Growth Centers
Land Use 2025

2/8/10

The following Planning & Cadastral data posted:
Hurricane Surge (Worst Case) Inundation Areas for all Rhode Island Counties

2/1/10

The following Imagery datasets posted:
2002 USGS True Color Orthophotography
2006 NBNERR, Save The Bay, URI True Color Orthophotography
2008 RIDEM Digital Aerial Photographs (non-georeferenced, non-orthorectified)

11/2/09

The following Biology & Ecology dataset updated:
The download file for the Wetlands dataset has been updated - it now includes the final report in PDF format that was written by IEP Inc, the company that was originally contracted to create this dataset. The wetlands data themselves have not been changed.

9/15/09

The following Planning & Cadastre data added:
Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database for Bristol County
Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database for Bristol County

The following Planning & Cadastre data removed:
FEMA: Bristol County (superceded by new DFIRM database)
FEMA: Providence County (superced by new DFIRM database)
FEMA: Statewide
(superceded by new DFIRM databases)

 

8/20/09

The following Transportation data updated:
RIPTA Bus Routes (data effective June 2009)
RIPTA Bus Stops (data effective June 2009)
RIPTA Park and Ride Routes (data effective June 2009)
RIPTA Park and Ride Stops
(data effective June 2009)

 

8/6/09

The following Transportation data added:
Roads - RIDOT (replaces "Roads - 1:5000", is considered to be the most up-to-date statewide roads dataset as of June 2009)

The following Transportation data removed:
Roads - All (very outdated road data superceded by Roads - RIDOT)
Road Names (an annotation layer associated with "Roads - All")
Roads - 1:5000 (superceded by "Roads - RIDOT")

 

8/4/09

The following Biology and Ecology data updated:
Natural Heritage Areas (formerly known as Rare Species; metadata were updated but no features changes)

The following Environment and Conservation data updated:
Shellfish Harvest Prohibition Areas 2009 (polygons reflect prohibition areas for 2009)

The following Inland Waters data removed:
Ponds (1:5000) (These data were redundant; shared identical features with the "Lakes & Ponds (1:5000)" dataset)

 

3/6/09

The following Imagery and Base Maps updated and made available online:
NOAA Raster Navigational Charts (unofficial versions)

 

2/11/09

The following Geological and Geophysical data updated:
"Soils" have been updated and retitled as "Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Soil Polygons". Please note only the attributes have been updated (it is no longer necessary to download a separate attribute table), and sport improved metadata. The features themselves have not changed.

The following Geological and Geophysical data added:
Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Special Line Features
Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Special Point Features

 

2/6/09

The following Inland Water data modified:
"NRCS HUC 12 Drainage Basins for RI" have been updated and retitled as "Watershed Boundary Dataset "

NRCS HUC 12 Drainage Basins for New England have been removed. Please note that fully documented regional watershed boundary data may be easily downloaded in the Rhode Island State Plane projection from the USDA Geospatial Data Gateway, negating the need to redistribute these data from RIGIS.

 

1/30/09

The following Transportation data updated:
RIPTA Bus Routes
RIPTA Bus Stops
RIPTA Park and Ride Routes
RIPTA Park and Ride Stops

 

11/03/08

The following Geological and Geophysical data retitled:
Glacial Geology retitled as Glacial Deposits
Barrier Beaches retitled as Barrier Islands and Spits

The following Facilities and Structures data retitled:
Medical Facilities retitled as Hospitals and Community Health Centers


10/27/08

The following Environment and Conservation data updated:
Shellfish Harvest Prohibition Areas 2008

The following Environment and Conservation data added:
Shellfish Harvest Prohibition Landward Limit 2008

The following Inland Water Resources data added (cross-listed in Environment and Conservation category):
Lakes, Ponds, and Reservoirs: RI Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report 2008
Rivers and Streams: RI Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report 2008

The following Oceans and Estuaries data added:
Marine and Estuarine Waters: RI Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report 2008

The following Planning and Cadastre data removed:
Narragansett Bay Use Categories (superceded by RI CRMC - Coastal Water Use Type)
South Coast Use Categories (superceded by RI CRMC - Coastal Water Use Type)

The following Inland Water Resources data removed:
Major Rivers and Streams (superceded by Rivers and Streams: RI Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report 2008)
Major Surface Water Bodies (superceded by Lakes, Ponds, and Reservoirs: RI Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report 2008)

The following Oceans and Estuaries data removed:
Marine & Estuarine Waters: Water Quality Standards and Impairments (superceded by Marine and Estuarine Waters: RI Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report 2008)

The following Facilities and Structures data removed:
Schools - 900 ft buffer zones (buffer zones did not reflect school property boundaries)


8/14/08

The following Facilities and Structures data updated:
E-911 Sites


8/13/08

The following Elevation and Derived Products data added:
Statewide Digital Terrain Model (1997)
Statewide Digital Terrain Model- Raw Mass Point and Breakline Data (1997)

7/22/08

The following Environment and Conservation data added:
Impervious Surfaces


6/18/08

The following Facilities & Structures data added:
Schools
- 900 Ft Buffer Zones

The following Facilities & Structures data updated:
Schools

The following Oceans & Estuaries data updated:
RI CRMC - Coastal Water Use Type

4/15/08

The following Facilities & Structures data updated:
E-911 Sites

The following Inland Waters data updated:
Streams (1:5000)

The following Transportation data updated:
E-911 Driveways
RIPTA Bus Routes
RIPTA Bus Stops
RIPTA Park and Ride Routes
RIPTA Park and Ride Stops
Roads - E-911

The following Utilities & Communication data added:
E-911 Fire Hydrants


1/30/08

The following Planning & Cadastral data added:
Land Use / Land Cover 2003/04


10/23/07

The following Utilities & Communication data added:
Wind Speed Estimates

The following Facilities & Structures data added:
Colleges and Universities

The following Facilities & Structures data updated:
Law Enforcement Locations
Libraries

The following Transportation data updated:
RIPTA Bus Routes
RIPTA Bus Stops
RIPTA Park and Ride Routes
RIPTA Park and Ride Stops


8/17/07

The following Environment & Conservation data updated:
Shellfish Restrictions

The following Transportation data updated:
RIPTA Bus Routes
RIPTA Bus Stops
RIPTA Park and Ride Routes
RIPTA Park and Ride Stops


5/14/07

The following Oceans & Estuaries data added:
RI CRMC - Coastal Water Use Type

The following Oceans & Estuaries data deleted:
Coastal Water Classification (replaced by RI CRMC - Coastal Water Use Type)
Narragansett Bay Water Classification (superceded by RI CRMC - Coastal Water Use Type)

3/19/07

The following Cultural, Society, & Demography data were updated:
US Census 2000 (SF1); Population & Housing Statewide
US Census 2000 (SF3); Population & Housing Statewide

The following Inland Waters data updated:
Major Surface Water Bodies
Major Rivers & Streams

The following Oceans & Estuaries data added:
Marine & Estuarine Waters: Water Quality Standards and Impairments

The following Planning & Cadastral data added:
Urban Services Boundary

The following Transportation data updated:
RIPTA Bus Stops
RIPTA Bus Routes

1/9/07
The following Open Space data added:
Local & NGO Conservation and Park Lands
State Conservation and Park Lands

And, in turn, the following Open Space data were deleted:
Audubon Lands
Private Land Trust Holdings
Protected Open Space
Protected Public Lands

The following E-911 data updated:
E-911 Sites

The following transportation data updated:
1:5,000 Roads
TIGER Roads
RIPTA Bus Routes
RIPTA Bus Stops
RIPTA Park & Ride lots
RIPTA Park & Ride Bus Routes

7/31/06
The following transportation data updated:
TIGER Roads
RIPTA Bus Routes
RIPTA Bus Stops
RIPTA Park & Ride lots

The following new transportation data added:
RIPTA Park & Ride Bus Routes

6/5/06
The following hydrography data updated:
Groundwater Classification

The following coastal resources data updated:
Shellfish Closure Areas

4/27/06
The following boundary data updated:
Coastline

The following hydrography data removed:
Coastline (duplicated in boundary data)

And the following transportation data removed:
Primary Roads (obsolete with arrival of new TIGER Roads data)

4/17/06
The following transportation data updated:
TIGER Roads
RIPTA Bus Routes
RIPTA Bus Stops

And the following coastal resources data added:
Narragansett Bay Estuarine and Marine Wetlands Trend Analysis

1/27/06
Statewide orthophotography listing updated. 2-foot color orthophotographs from the Spring of 2003 & 2004 are now available for download! These images, funded by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, encompass the entire State.

11/15/05
The following elevation data are now available:
1:100,000 USGS Hypsography Dataset 10 Meter Elevation Contour Lines for Rhode Island & Nearby Massachussetts & Connecticut.

10/5/05
The following transportation data updated:
RIPTA Bus Routes
RIPTA Bus Stops

7/22/05
The following transportation data updated:
RIPTA Bus Routes
RIPTA Bus Stops

7/14/05
Available free software options for viewing MrSID formatted images have been updated.

6/30/05
Instructions for the RIGIS email listserv posted.

6/15/05
The following hydrography data updated:
Community Wellhead Protection Areas
Non-community Wellhead Protection Areas
Groundwater Classification
Groundwater Recharge Areas

6/15/05
Shellfish Closure Areas moved from Natual Resources to Coastal Resources category

5/31/05
Facilities/Schools and Natural Resources/Shellfish Closure Areas updated.

3/30/05
The RIGIS 2004 updates are now available for download. These include updates to existing datasets along with some additions.

View the announcement.

12/7/04
Statewide orthophotography listing updated.

7/18/02
Updates for 2002 are now available online. See 2002 Updates for a complete listing.

2/11/02
The RIGIS 2002 updates are now available for download. These include updates to existing datasets along with some additions.

View the announcement.

3/21/01
The 1:5000 roads are now available on an individual town basis. Go to the town based data to download

 

10/13/00
The 2 CD set of RIDOT 1:5000 orthophotography is now available for purchase from Statewide Planning.

The NOAA Nautical Charts CD for Narragansett Bay and Coastal Rhode Island is also available.

 

10/12/00
Information for purchasing RIGIS Data on CD-ROM from Statewide Planning is now available.

 

8/8/00
The RIGIS 2000 updates are now available for download. These include updates to existing datasets along with some additions.

View the announcement.
 

10/27/99
Commonly requested logos are now available in the Statewide Database.
 

10/19/99
Ever wonder what all those codes in the soil attribute table meant? 
Well now there is an answer!

Soil attribute descriptions and definitions are know available.
 

6/14/99
Digital Orthophotography for the entire state is now available online. The link has been added to the Statewide Data Layers pick list.

4/28/99
RI stateplane feet webpage debut along with the addition of new data that are not available in UTM projection.