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Douglas M. Flewelling, Ph.D.

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Lei Lani Stelle, Ph.D.


Traditional methods of gathering the data needed to understand human impact on marine mammals requires extensive time and resources. To reduce the burden associated with collecting and managing marine mammal observations, a geographic information system (GIS) solution was developed using a volunteered geographic information (VGI) approach. Web and mobile applications were built for the general public to submit marine mammal observations and visualize the results. The web application also includes querying and authorized download of data. Both applications consume web services published from an ArcSDE geodatabase using ArcGIS Server 10.0. (9515 kB)
Managing Marine Mammal Observations Using a Volunteered Geographic Information Approach (Poster)


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