“Hot Spots” MAP COLLABORATOR2018-07-16T10:16:36+00:00

Project Description

“Hot Spots” MAP COLLABORATOR

Objective: The Foundation would like to custom-design an on-line tool with MapCollaborator for the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service using the newly updated GIS data for the high-impact areas “hot spots” along the complete JMT Corridor. This would be used by the federal wilderness and trails managers to better understand and manage human-impacts on the John Muir Trail.

“Hot Spots” MAP COLLABORATOR

Objective: The Foundation would like to custom-design a MapCollaborator for the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service using updated GIS data for the “hot spot” high-impact areas along the complete JMT Corridor.

The John Muir Trail and its lateral access trails cross two national parks and two national forests, that is FOUR federal jurisdictions each with wilderness and trails teams dedicated to managing the terrain. The challenge to conservation management is considerable.

The Foundation would like to help, by taking the new and updated GIS mapping data annotated with boots-on-the-ground observations of areas under stress and uploading it all to a master data file. We then propose developing a custom on-line tool with an application called MapCollaborator that meets the specification and needs of the NPS and USFS.

With this tool, the wilderness and trails managers could access all the current data across the entire JMT Corridor, make notes on management concerns in specific areas, update any details and projects, and work to make conservation efforts more efficient. This would greatly enhance cross-jurisdictional conservation strategies between each of the four federal teams. Help us get this done!

The John Muir Trail and its lateral access trails cross two national parks and two national forests, that is FOUR federal jurisdictions each with wilderness and trails teams dedicated to managing the terrain. The challenge to conservation management is considerable.

The Foundation would like to help, by taking the new and updated GIS mapping data annotated with boots-on-the-ground observations of areas under stress and uploading it all to a master data file. We then propose developing a custom on-line tool with an application called MapCollaborator that meets the specification and needs of the NPS and USFS.

With this tool, the wilderness and trails managers could access all the current data across the entire JMT Corridor, make notes on management concerns in specific areas, update any details and projects, and work to make conservation efforts more efficient. This would greatly enhance cross-jurisdictional conservation strategies between each of the four federal teams. Help us get this done!