From a News Release:
Imagine having a birds-eye view of the Great Lakes coastline anywhere in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan including the shorelines of Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Now you can!
The Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) is proud to announce the Great Lakes Shoreviewer a free online imagery tool that provides over 1,400 miles of beautiful color photography for the entire Upper Peninsula shoreline.
But the Shoreviewer is more than just pretty pictures. It contributes to an in-depth scientific understanding of the coastline by providing seven layers of GIS maps that identify such important features as coastal wetlands, critical coastal dunes, soils, topography and more.
Originally conceived as a land-use decision tool for local municipalities, township and counties, the Shoreviewer is already being used for a wide variety of applications including regional tourism campaigns, habitat protection efforts and planning kayak trips.
The Shoreviewer includes color, digital, oblique-angle, GPS-referenced photographs that can be easily accessed via the Internet at http://superiorwatersheds.org/shorelineviewer2011/. The tool also includes a set of downloadable GIS maps for each photo location. These maps include wetlands, soils, slope, coastal dunes, topography, true color photography and color infrared photography.
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