Abstract Title

Session S-06G: Integrating Landscape Scale Assessments Into Local Planning I

Presenter/Author Information

Dan Miller, Earth Systems (Firm)Follow

Keywords

Planning Assessment & Communication

Start Date

1-5-2014 1:30 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 3:00 PM

Description

NetMap (www.netmaptools.org) is a system of digital watersheds, synthetic stream networks, and decision support tools implemented as add-ins to ArcGIS. NetMap provides GIS access to software tools that were originally developed for research, but have proven useful in providing needed information for management, conservation, and educational purposes as well. Over the past decade, NetMap has evolved through collaborative projects with management agencies and conservation groups to address three primary objectives. 1) Creation of a digital landscape, in which physical and biologic components and process interactions can be consistently quantified and placed in context with spatial patterns of human activities and infrastructure. This enables users in different locations and with different concerns to quickly access a common technical infrastructure integrated with similar data types in consistent GIS formats. 2) Development of multi-application decision support tools and documentation that integrate with the digital landscape, designed with input from stakeholders, to address relationships between aquatic and terrestrial habitats and single or multiple overlapping stressors. Decision makers can analyze dissimilar landscapes in similar ways to promote common methods, common vocabularies, and common problem-solving techniques to increase communication and collaboration within and across agencies and stakeholders. 3) System sustainability, in which all stakeholders contribute to the long-term support, maintenance, and scientific evolution of the platform. Thanks to a grant from EPA and the Partnership for Puget Sound, NetMap data sets have been developed for all of Puget Sound. Data sets include a routed and attributed synthetic stream layer, flood-plain delineation (in terms of elevation above the channel), estuary delineation (in terms of proportion of time inundated). Analysis software include tools for modeling intrinsic aquatic habitat potential, sediment inputs to streams from roads, and for identifying source areas for landslides, surface erosion, and wood recruitment to streams. In this presentation, we will show what data are available, how they may be accessed and used, and seek guidance on how these resources can be better integrated with and contribute to other local and regional efforts.

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NetMap: Data and GIS tools to inform landuse

Room 6E

NetMap (www.netmaptools.org) is a system of digital watersheds, synthetic stream networks, and decision support tools implemented as add-ins to ArcGIS. NetMap provides GIS access to software tools that were originally developed for research, but have proven useful in providing needed information for management, conservation, and educational purposes as well. Over the past decade, NetMap has evolved through collaborative projects with management agencies and conservation groups to address three primary objectives. 1) Creation of a digital landscape, in which physical and biologic components and process interactions can be consistently quantified and placed in context with spatial patterns of human activities and infrastructure. This enables users in different locations and with different concerns to quickly access a common technical infrastructure integrated with similar data types in consistent GIS formats. 2) Development of multi-application decision support tools and documentation that integrate with the digital landscape, designed with input from stakeholders, to address relationships between aquatic and terrestrial habitats and single or multiple overlapping stressors. Decision makers can analyze dissimilar landscapes in similar ways to promote common methods, common vocabularies, and common problem-solving techniques to increase communication and collaboration within and across agencies and stakeholders. 3) System sustainability, in which all stakeholders contribute to the long-term support, maintenance, and scientific evolution of the platform. Thanks to a grant from EPA and the Partnership for Puget Sound, NetMap data sets have been developed for all of Puget Sound. Data sets include a routed and attributed synthetic stream layer, flood-plain delineation (in terms of elevation above the channel), estuary delineation (in terms of proportion of time inundated). Analysis software include tools for modeling intrinsic aquatic habitat potential, sediment inputs to streams from roads, and for identifying source areas for landslides, surface erosion, and wood recruitment to streams. In this presentation, we will show what data are available, how they may be accessed and used, and seek guidance on how these resources can be better integrated with and contribute to other local and regional efforts.