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INSC 553 Assignment 4: Designing Service Offerings

IS 553 Assignment 4 a service offering and marketing plan for the U.S. National Park Service’s Inventory and Monitoring Program. Includes review of environmental factors and the following proposed service offerings:

  1. Engagement of Constituency
  2. Tools and Visualizations
  3. Enhanced Collaboration

Includes marketing message, performance metrics and measures of success for each service offering.


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PostgreSQL Database Application

Hi Chuck,

I am researching online mapping services for a class project and found this:

National Wild Fish Health Survey Database.

http://www.fws.gov/wildfishsurvey/database/nwfhs/

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:

  • OpenLayers, an open source JavaScript library for displaying map data in most modern web browsers
  • MapFish, an open source web mapping development framework
  • GeoExt, a JavaScript Toolkit for Rich Web Mapping Applications
  • Ext JS, a cross-browser JavaScript library for building rich internet applications
  • 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.

-Tanner

Introduction to GeoWeb Technologies – Week 1 – 5 Readings

Weeks 1-5 Readings and Slides – General Geographic and Cartographic Competencies