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.
3 Credit Hours
An in-depth examination of amphibian life-history strategies, community interactions, and hypothesized mechanisms of amphibian declines. Amphibian monitoring, conservation and management techniques also are covered.
Credit Restriction: Student cannot receive credit for both 433 and 533.
Recommended Background: Forestry 215 or Biology 250.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
I presented this poster (I intend to supply a digital version at some later point) at the 2010 meeting of the Organization of Fish and Wildlife Information Managers. The agenda for that conference is available online.
This was part of my contract work as content manager for the now defunct National Biological Information Infrastructure’s Southern Appalachian Information Node (SAIN).
An archive of the NBII program’s web site is available from the U.S. “Fugitive Agencies”collection.
The most recent iteration of SAIN was as “SEIN” for “Southeast Information Node,” a change resulting from some of the organizational upheaval in the final months leading to the program’s ultimate termination in a Presidential line item budget request for the U.S. Geological Survey. The archive for the overall site is available online: <https://wayback.archive-it.org/2361/20120105235453/http://www.nbii.gov/portal/server.pt/community/southeast/245>; the specific application promoted by this poster is available at <https://wayback.archive-it.org/2361/20120106000735/http://www.nbii.gov/portal/server.pt/community/species_of_greatest_conservation_need/1642>.