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Transboundary communication: bridging the data gap Carolyn Pearson
Overview GIS coverages, data dictionaries, and metadata: What they are and why they are important Environmental attributes that can be displayed using G.I.S. Mapping transboundary data: Feasibility, Issues and Solutions Data Portal Technology: Online access 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
GIS coverages, data dictionaries and metadata Metadata Data “methods” Who created the data What information was included or excluded Where can I obtain the data When, How and Why was it created
GIS coverages, data dictionaries and metadata Coverage/shapefile Map Data Dictionary Defines table codes and abbreviations Metadata Data methods
Environmental Attributes What environmental attributes can be displayed using GIS?
Environmental Attributes What environmental attributes can be displayed using GIS? A to Z
Environmental Attributes Alkalinity Bed Scour Benthos Channel length Channel width Confinement: Man-made Natural Dissolved Oxygen Embeddedness Fish community richness Fish pathogens Fish species introductions Flow
Environmental Attributes Gradient Habitat types Hatchery fish outplants Hydrologic regime Natural Regulated Icing Metals/Pollution Man-made Natural Nutrient Enrichment Obstructions to fish passage Riparian function Temperature
Environmental Attributes Turbidity Water withdrawals Wood Zygotes Salmon redds
Mapping Transboundary Data Feasibility Issues Solutions
Mapping Transboundary Data Feasibility Is it possible to map environmental data across boundaries?
Mapping Transboundary Data Feasibility Is it possible to map environmental data across boundaries? Yes
Mapping Transboundary Data Issues Easy (with GIS experience) Different mapping projections Metric vs. standard units of measurement More challenging Different Methods used to obtain similar data Coordinating all the groups to reach a common goal Funding
Mapping Transboundary Data Issues: Different Mapping Projections and Units of Measure
Mapping Transboundary Data Solutions Interest Persistence Coordination Methods Implementation GIS staff Time to get the work done Money to implement it
Data Portal Technology Ideal situation Habitat Attribute data available online 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Data Portal Technology Ideal situation Habitat Attribute data available online 24 hours/day, 7 days/week Is it Feasible?
Data Portal Technology Ideal situation Habitat Attribute data available online 24 hours/day, 7 days/week Is it Feasible? Yes
Data Portal Technology Online map viewers Canada: Fish Wizard (available now) http://www.bcfisheries.gov.bc.ca/ Washington State: Salmon Scape (available ~July 2003) www.wa.gov/wdfw
Data Portal Technology GIS data Canada: GeoConnections http://geodiscover.cgdi.ca/gdp/index.jsp?language=en GeoGratis http://geogratis.cgdi.gc.ca/clf/en?action=cgis Washington State: Natural Resources Information Portal www.swim.wa.gov
WA Natural Resources Information Portal “Rolled out” on June 1, 2003 It’s a sturdy environmental search engine Data Catalog with summary information, URL (or contact in if not on the web), key theme words, geographic search capability Nadine Romero
WA Natural Resources Information Portal Phase I: State data Currently populating the database Phase II: Federal data Federal agencies can contact NRIP now to post data Phase III: Local data ~September 2003 local groups can contact NRIP to post data