GIS Data Management

LTER GIS Data Management Practices

The LTER GIS Working Group has been an informal group of individuals interested in GIS/Remote Sensing Issues/Data related to LTER Information Management. The group first met at the 2000 All Scientist Meeting at SnowBird. The group has met several times, at special meetings through a combination of Network level funding and cooperative efforts with the San Diego Supercomputing Center.

2007 IM Meeting Report Summary:
The working group updated recommendations for GIS at sites. Recommendations included basic spatial information and directions for geo-spatial referencing for study locations. We talked about developing a centralized portal for users to search, display, and access all site spatial data and a strategy for providing basic map service capacity for every site in the network. This group would like to hold an annual GIS workshop/meeting in conjunction with the annual IM meeting, form a GIS Analysis Group to investigate methods for facilitating data analysis across sites and assist researchers with synthesis, and identify necessary funding to accomplish these recommendations.

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