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Data Package Inventory Tracking: Slicing and Dicing with SQL

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Spring 2013

M. Gastil-Buhl (MCR), Margaret O'Brien (SBC)

Like all LTER sites, MCR and SBC have a need for an inventory of datasets. We use inventories to:

Metabase Adoption by SBC and MCR

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Spring 2013

Margaret O'Brien (SBC), M. Gastil-Buhl (MCR)

The New Drupal Ecological Information Management System

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Spring 2013

Inigo San Gil (MCM)

Information managers focus on data availability and use

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Fall 2012

Margaret O’Brien (SBC), John Chamblee (CWT)

Sensor Network at the Andrews Forest

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Fall 2012

Adam Kennedy (AND), Don Henshaw (AND)

Sensors at North Temperate Lakes

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Fall 2012

Corinna Gries (NTL), Aaron Stephenson (NTL), Ken Morrison (NTL)

Sensor Activities on the Virginia Coast Reserve

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Fall 2012

John Porter (VCR)

Since the SensorNIS workshop, sensor activities at the VCR/LTER have revolved around several different activities.

Maps and Locals (MALS): A Cross-Site LTER Comparative Study of Land-Cover and Land-Use Change with Spatial Analysis and Local Ecological Knowledge

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Spring 2012

Hope C. Humphries (NWT) and Patrick S. Bourgeron (NWT)

The Malpai Portal

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Spring 2012

Ken Ramsey (JRN)

The Malpai research project uses ESRI open source geoportals to share and publish geospatial data and services with project members and the public. A public geoportal is used to share data and services that are publically available. A private geoportal is used to share restricted access data and services with selected project members. The private portal web services require authentication and authorization (group membership) prior to accessing its data and services. The Malpai Portal is an example of a public geoportal.

Preparing Spatial Data and Associated Metadata for the GeoNIS

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Spring 2012

Theresa Valentine (AND)

A primary charge of the LTER Network is making data products widely available on-line.  Traditionally this system has focused on tabular data and left spatial datasets to be organized in separate systems, with different methods and standards for documentation. The GIS Working Group has been working on resources to better integrate spatial data into the network and help site Information Managers, researchers, and students with the creation and access to these datasets and associated metadata. 

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