Dec 5, 2014
The recent EcoAtlas release delivers new functionality and enhancements to the Landscape Profiler, a tool that summarizes ecological information at various spatial scales for assessment, planning, and reporting. Users can upload a KML file, edit the boundary, and save a polygon for their area of interest. Additional datasets are summarized in the Landscape Profile Report, including the revised 2011 National Land Cover Dataset, eelgrass survey data along the coast from Humboldt Bay to San Diego Bay, and percentages of languages spoken from the US Census data. A date slider helps to visualize the extent of eelgrass surveys over time. The Landscape Profile Report section headings contain more explanatory text, and aquatic resources are reported in both acres and square miles. Learn more about how to generate a Landscape Profile by viewing the new training video.
In addition, the Wetland Projects Tool has expanded regional querying and improved download features that allow users to download data as a spatial file and refine their download based on selected criteria. New functionality enables users to print, insert comments, and share a customized map view with others. We welcome you to review these latest enhancements to EcoAtlas!
Programs and Focus Areas:
Environmental Informatics Program
Resilient Landscapes Program
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New data layers and Landscape Profile mode added to EcoAtlas (News)
New data layers and Landscape Profile mode have been added to EcoAtlas (ecoatlas.org), an online tool for visualizing the abundance, diversity, and condition of wetlands, along with the project activities that are affecting the landscape. Enhancements include: