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ArcGIS Online Atlas: Great Smoky Mountains N.P.

An online “Atlas of Great Smoky Mountains N.P.” I made for my final project in IS 590, GeoWeb technologies:
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)
There is an online map viewer where I added a DLIA logo:

Map image of DLIA demo map application, depicting Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

HUC 12 watershed boundaries and interface to add layers.

I’m interested in adding it to the DLIA site to provide something fun and interactive for site visitors to play around with.
If I can figure out how to host KML versions of the species distribution models, it could also be useful for Park Service personnel as a quick reference that also has limited GIS capability.  There are also applications for biodiversity science and cartographic education.
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INSC 553 Assignment 6: Issue Paper, Department of Interior Web Application Collaboration

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.


ArcGIS Online Tutorial and Map

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.


http://www.arcgis.com/apps/Viewer/index.html?appid=28cfb885dcb9481a8fb0def4fc55640b