Virginia CZM Program: 2016 Coastal Grant Project Description and Final Summary

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Virginia Commonwealth University

Project Title:

Coastal VEVA Data Synthesis Update and Coastal GEMS Application Update

Project Description:

This is the second phase of a project begun in FY14 Task 13 to update the Coastal VEVA data synthesis and update and enhance the Coastal GEMS mapping application. 

The Coastal VEVA update will include running the final model to update the Coastal VEVA geospatial data and compiling metadata as well as organizing and participating in outreach focused on educating localities, land trusts, and other parties interested in land conservation and local planning.  

The Coastal GEMS mapping application enhancements will include the creation of map stories based on data hosted on Coastal GEMS and the creation of a new landing page with information about the Coastal GEMS application, data and partners, and links to the new map stories. The Coastal GEMS mapping application updates will incorporate software and user interface updates to allow users to display multiple years of Virginia Base Mapping Program (VBMP) aerial imagery and additional basemaps, and load map services from other sources.

Federal Funding:


Project Contact:

Nick Meade, 804.698.4297,

Project Status:

10/1/16 - 9/30/17; Project Open

Final Product:


Project Summary:


Disclaimer: This project summary provides the federal dollars initially awarded to the grantee. Due to underexpenditure or reprogramming of grant funds, this figure may change. For more information on the allocation of coastal grant funds, please contact Laura McKay, Virginia Coastal Program Manager, at 804.698.4323 or email:

A more detailed Scope of Work for this project is available. Please direct your request for a copy to

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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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