Environmental layers for Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Includes Environmental Protection Agency Level 4 Ecological Regions, 12 digit hydrologic unit watershed boundaries, temperature variances, trails, and forest threats (North Carolina only). Also includes waypoints for Appalachian balds (grassy areas at elevation)
IS 553 Assignment 6 is an “state of the art” comparison of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s use of Web 2.0 technologies, contrasted with the U.S. National Park Service’s implementation. Discusses Fish and Wildlife Service’s use of collaborative “Landscape Conservation Cooperatives,” online mapping technologies, inter-agency data distribution collaborations, and future directions including social media engagement and training opportunities, along with major challenges.
An online tutorial for using ArcGIS Online is available at <http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/locations/umd/digital/documents/ArcGISOnline-Guide-FINAL.pdf>.
Completing this tutorial was required to prepare for the final graded assignment in Introduction to GeoWeb technologies, creation of a thematic “story map” in ArcGIS online.
The assignment is fairly strict in instruction, but did leave some room for adding a personal touch.
My finished online map is accessible online. As an information scientist, I appreciate the “metadata” landing page <http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=28cfb885dcb9481a8fb0def4fc55640b>.
The viewer for the map is accessible at <http://www.arcgis.com/apps/Viewer/index.html?appid=28cfb885dcb9481a8fb0def4fc55640b>. Note that the “appid” matches the html id from the prior page.
I’m also testing the “share” and “embed” feature immediately below the horizontal rule. This map features data from a variety of formats, as per the tutorial’s instruction: Shapefile, KML, GPX, tabular data, and raster (via Web service) data.