Project Description
The Protected Areas Geographic Information System (PAGIS) is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS) project designed to assist National Estuarine Research Reserve and National Marine Sanctuary managers. NOS is providing each Reserve and Sanctuary with a fully integrated geographic information systems (GIS) and Internet capability. NOS is compiling key GIS data layers for each protected area (e.g., bathymetry, hydrography, transportation) and providing technical assistance and training in ArcView® and Spatial Analyst® to Reserve and Sanctuary staff. NOS also will be customizing ArcView® to address specific coastal management issues, as well as creating a MapObjects® Internet GIS mapping application to help support and illustrate common research agendas among the Sanctuaries and Reserves.

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