Forest Data and Maps: U.S. Forest Service and Esri Release New Online Resource
From a Joint Announcement:
Esri and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service announce the publication of Engagement Portfolio, a gallery of maps and apps that gives everyone access to US forestry data.
The portfolio of maps and analysis tools opens the Forest Service’s rich content to a broad spectrum of users, engaging everyone from forestry professionals to conservation-minded laypeople.
Engagement Portfolio opens up the Forestry Inventory and Analysis (FIA) database, a trove of detailed information on the nation’s forest ecosystems, which the Forest Service has maintained for almost a century.
A large-scale map and a chart-populated perspective of the nation’s forests enable forest managers and companies that rely on forest products to strategically plan. In addition, story maps and other interactive tools teach the public about forestry’s vital role in sustaining the earth’s health.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.