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SOFIA - Metadata - Development of an Internet-Based GIS to Visualize ATLSS Datasets for Resource ManagersEntry ID: USGS_SOFIA_johnston_ATLSS_GIS
Abstract: The ATLSS Data Visualization System was designed to make it simple to view and analyze Spatially-Explicit Species Index (SESI) models.
An essential aspect of the ATLSS Program is making model output easily accessed and used by client agencies. For this purpose an ATLSS Data Viewer (ADV) has been developed. Based in part around the ADV, background work for a spatial decision support system (SDSS) ... is proposed in which the decision models are tightly integrated with, or directly generated from, geographic information systems (GIS) analyses and display. Spatially-explicit knowledge from which decisions made at specific sites are within the context of conditions proximate and regional to those sites are essential for intelligent ecological restoration and permitting. Examples include determination of areas suitable for viable and sustainable populations (habitat and risk assessment), areas of socioeconomic and environmental conflict, optimization of development footprints to protect natural systems, and hydrological and successional feedback dynamics that influence the landscape.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: James B. Johnston Don DeAngelis
Dataset Title: SOFIA - Metadata - Development of an Internet-Based GIS to Visualize ATLSS Datasets for Resource Managers
Dataset Release Date: Unpublished MaterialOnline Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/atlss/
Start Date: 2003-01-01Stop Date: 2004-12-31
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Project data are subject to change and are not citeable until reviewed and approved for official publication.
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: jimmy_johnston at usgs.gov
USGS 700 Cajundome Blvd.
Province or State: LA
Postal Code: 70506
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: alicia.m.aleman at nasa.gov
Goddard Space Flight Center Code 610.2
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-03-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-05-13