New and Upcoming
Smartphone GPS Training
Hands-on Workshop, November 9th
CLEAR is now offering a new half-day, in-person workshop at our Haddam office. Participants will learn how to use their iOS or Android devices to collect and share GPS data and make maps.
1-meter resolution land cover for Connecticut!!
CLEAR is happy to announce the arrival of new high resolution statewide land cover—1 meter pixel resolution and 17 classes. Thanks to our partners at NOAA Office of Coastal Management for developing this awesome dataset.
Land Use Commissioner Training
As of January 1, 2023, planning and zoning commissioners in the State of Connecticut are required to attend 4 hours of training each year.
UConn CLEAR, in collaboration with OPM, has set up a statewide Land Use Commissioner Training Calendar to help towns and commissioners locate training opportunities in line with these requirements. This includes events from providers throughout the state as well as ongoing virtual trainings.
What’s Legally Required? 8th Edition
Mike Zizka has collaborated with UConn CLEAR on the printing of his latest (8th) edition of What's Legally Required?: A guide to the legal rules for making local land use decisions in the State of Connecticut. This 273 page book is the definitive reference guide for land use planners and commissioners in the State of Connecticut.
Click here for details and to purchase.
CT NEMO is providing tools, training and other support to communities facing new stormwater rules under the MS4 general permit.
Check out the new, statewide 2016 high resolution aerial imagery on the updated CT ECO website!
Featured Story Maps
Land use is a major determinant of both water quality and water quantity. CLEAR has several projects and programs focusing on the impact of urbanization on water resources.
Land & Climate
Land use is the bottom line! At CLEAR we have research, tools and outreach programs to help people make more informed land use decisions that protect their natural resources and make them more resilient to a changing climate.
CLEAR's mapping expertise is focused on remote sensing analysis, development of online geospatial land use tools, and training for professionals and others in the use of various types of geospatial technology.
Connecting Connecticut high school students, adult volunteers and teachers with conservation efforts at the community level.