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GCPOLCC Geomatics Working Group


GCPOLCC Geomatics Working Group

A geospatial community of practice for identifying the resources, capabilities, and capacity to respond to the needs and requirements of the GCPOLCC.

Members: 60
Latest Activity: Jan 25

Geomatics Working Group Meeting Resources

View either the presentation slides or click on a recording of the Jan 9, 2013 Southeast Conservation Planning Atlas Update

The recorded Jan. 25, 2012 Hydrogeomorphic Modeling webinar from NCTC, comparing and contrasting two different methodologies.

Inaugural Geomatics Working Group Meeting: Little Rock, AR (Apr 2011)

Updated Announcement (Thanks to two new co-hosts: Mississippi State University - Geosystems Research Institute and the Gulf Coast Prairie LCC)

Updated Agenda (The most significant changes are on the last afternoon)

LCC Info Bulletin 2: Developing the National Geographic Framework (Feb 2010)

Prospectus for Building a GCPOLCC Landcover Database

Synthesis of Comments on Prospectus for GCPOLCC LCDB

Flyer: Texas Ecological System Classification

Poster: Vegetation Types in Coastal LA, 2007

GCPOLCC Conservation Planning Atlas Overview

Examples of Additional Conservation Planning Atlases:


     National Oceanographic Data Center

     The Conservation Registry

     Willamette River Basin Atlas

     Digital Coast 

     Northern Appalachian/Acadian Ecoregion Conservation Planning Atlas


     Washington Dept of Fish and Wildlife: PHS on the Web

     NPS Natural Resource Information Portal

     Maryland GreenPrint

     Southern Forests for the Future

Meeting Follow-up

Notes - Geomatics Working Group Meeting

Attendee List

Presentation - Introduction to LCCs and Meeting

Presentation - Alternative Geographic Constructs

Presentation - Land Cover Database Development (O'Hara)

Presentation - Conservation Planning Atlas (O'Hara)



Here we are on Tuesday...looks like fun, doesn't it?

Discussion Forum

Web Viewer for Past and Active Wildland Fire Extents

This is a pretty cool web application I recently learned about (Thanks, Terry Rich!) that shows past and active wildland fire extents:…Continue

Started by John Tirpak Jul 14, 2012.

Webinar on DataBasin: July 10th at 12 PM CDT

Given our recent decision to test drive DataBasin as the data viewer for our Conservation Planning Atlas, this webinar may be of use to those involved in that pilot effort:Navigating the Data Basin…Continue

Started by John Tirpak Jul 4, 2012.

Conservation Planning Atlas Update - June '12

I just added a new blog that provides an update on the development of the Conservation Planning Atlas.  You can access it …Continue

Started by John Tirpak Jun 21, 2012.

Comment Wall


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Comment by H. Alexis Londo on December 3, 2012 at 9:24pm

Hello all!  I joined this group awhile ago and am now jumping in full throttle!!!  Please see the information in my blog for updates on the Land Cover Database and the Conservation Planning Atlas.  Contact me, Alexis Londo, if you have any questions.


Comment by Gregg Elliott on August 6, 2012 at 7:48am

Letting the Cloud Watch Over the Farm:  A very interesting NYT article foreshadowing many future apps to come, I suspect:

Comment by John Tirpak on June 5, 2012 at 11:31am

Urban Growth Projection Data now available for eastern portion of GCPOLCC

This urban growth probability extents throughout the 21st century for the Southeast Regional Assessment Project, which encompasses the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia and parts of the states of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio and West Virginia.

Credits for this data go to: Southeast Regional Assessment Project; Biodiversity and Spatial Information Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, Curtis M. Belyea.

All you GIS folks who have the software to handle ArcGIS GRID files can download some of the data, with metadata, here:  This zip file includes grids for each decade starting at 2010 and ending in 2100.

The entire GCPOLCC extent should be available in the next few months, as Curtis received funding through the Southeast Climate Science Center to complete the entirety of the Southeast in the last two funding cycles.

Comment by John Tirpak on March 2, 2012 at 10:02am

Another cool dataset developed by NASA that shows tree density across the US.  I don't know if I'd call it "insanely hgh resolution" given that it's a 30-m pixel size, but it does give some good tips about good visual information design.

Comment by John Tirpak on March 2, 2012 at 9:47am

Suspect some of y’all were already aware of the National Conservation Easement Database, but just recently looked at it and thought it was pretty amazing to have this much information on conservation easements (including WRP, but not CRP) in a single database.


Comment by John Tirpak on April 28, 2011 at 4:37pm
Thanks again to everyone that made it to Little Rock for the inaugural GCPOLCC Geomatics Working Group meeting.  We plowed alot of ground (some of it pretty rocky!) over the course of two days - braving tornadoes almost the entire way.  I'll be posting notes and other information here soon, so keep an eye out on the site for updates.  Feel free to add comments or items of interest here as well.
Comment by Larry Handley on March 14, 2011 at 2:35pm
The Announcement and Agenda for our upcoming meeting (April 26-27) in Little Rock are now available:
Comment by Xiangming Xiao on December 22, 2010 at 10:20am
Our data portal hosts geo-tagged field photo library and MODIS data, as part of our community remote sensing effort. We encourage people to share geo-tagged field photos for conservation and habitat assessment.
Comment by martin schaffranek on December 1, 2010 at 12:48pm
Hello Larry, Or the broader areas of Geology/Hydrology. Thankyou.
Comment by Larry Handley on November 17, 2010 at 12:02pm
Thanks for joining Martin. I don't know of anyone else that does, but maybe someone will reply.--Larry

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