We just concluded our first IGIS Program all-hands-on-deck retreat. We evaluated our program components and made huge progress on planning for the future. Key in our discussion was GIS Training for ANR, and linkages with the ANR Research and Extension Centers (RECs). The IGIS Program components include:
- GIS Services Center: If you are in ANR and need help with your GIS Project, check out the ANR Services Center!
- Training: We are developing a curriculum of GIS training. Stay tuned! The first session ("Intro to WebGIS for ANR" involving Google and ESRI products) will be scheduled by the end of 2013.
- ANR InfoBase: We are developing a database of REC related data and research project information. These data will be made available through an online webGIS portal that is linked to other similar and complementary efforts statewide (including HOLOS).
- ANR EON: Eddy covariance towers and climate sensors will be placed at each ANR RECs. All sensor data will be available to ANR and other researchers. Check out Todd's post on setting up one of these towers.