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.
I am researching online mapping services for a class project and found this:
National Wild Fish Health Survey Database.
It runs on PostgreSQL. I don’t know a lot about PostgreSQL beyond that it is open source and competitive with MySQL and other enterprise-level database options. I’ve mentioned before it has an extension called PostGIS that allows excellent handling of spatial data.
So, seeing this application really caught my eye. I think it is a good aspirational model for what we could do with DLIA data. It appears to be all open source. Im copying out text they shared on <http://www.fws.gov/wildfishsurvey/database/page/about>
Major software components:
- MapFish, an open source web mapping development framework
- GeoServer, an open source software server written in Java that allows users to share and edit geospatial data
- MapServer, an open source development environment for building spatially-enabled internet applications
- PHP, a free, widely used, general-purpose scripting language
- PostgreSQL, an open source database management system
- PostGIS, an open source software program that adds support for geographic objects to the PostgreSQL database
- Smarty, a web template system written in PHP
I’ll probably explore this more, but wanted to share it with you now.