Western Connecticut Council of Governments



The GIS and Analytics Group at WestCOG is technically skilled with diverse expertise in a variety of domain areas and data types (e.g. environmental, transportation, and land-use). In addition to GIS skills and software, we have  expertise in data processing, geoprocessing, scripting, image processing, and other analytic areas. Contact Michael Towle at mtowle@westcog.org for more information.


The GIS and Analytics Group at WestCOG can help you conduct your data analyses and mapping visualization using a wide variety of analytic tool, methodologies, and approaches. Our staff has backgrounds in fields like GIS, remote sensing, economics, landscape architecture, geology, natural resources, and environmental science, land-use, and transportation. Call us with your questions.

GIS Training

Municipal Specific Analyses
You might have something specific you want to be able to perform in house. Contact WestCOG to setting up a training.

GIS Basics for Municipal Staff
WestCOG staff can come to your work place, and provide introductory training on ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Desktop, and open source software like QGIS

Data Collection
Learn to use Arc Collector (Free with you Arc Subscription) to collect data in the field with your phone.

From Excel to GIS and Back Again
How to get your excel data into GIS, join it with shapefiles, and how to bring it back to excel.

UConn Geospatial Training Program

GIS Groups and Associations