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MRLC Annual Meeting Notes

The Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium (MRLC) met for their 2016 annual meeting in Raleigh, NC back in April and released notes on the meeting earlier this summer.   We're sharing these notes with you because they are full of valuable information about forthcoming releases of national geospatial datasets that will give you a heads up for your conservation planning activities. Key updates include: Release of NLCD 2016 scheduled for 2018. NLCD 2011 accuracy assessment has been…

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Geomatics Working Group Webex Scheduled for Monday August 22nd 2-3:30 pm CST

A reminder that we have scheduled a webex for the Geomatics Working Group  Monday August 22nd 2-3:30 pm CST.  We'll be focusing on two topics that came up during our January Geomatics meeting in Jackson.  We'll spend the first half of the call discussing the recent release of PAD-US 1.4 and opportunities for input with Lisa Johnson, national coordinator for the PAD-US project.  We'll wrap up the call discussing progress and details of the ecological assessment and GCPO conservation blueprint…

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Doodle link for next Geomatics Working Group Call

It’s been much longer than intended, but we would like to pull the Geomatics Working Group back together for a webex in August.    If you are interested in attending please fill out the doodle poll link below with your availability   http://doodle.com/poll/tyytshikc747ubqz     Following upon one of the discussions we had at the meeting in Jackson in January - we’re very fortunate to have Lisa Johnson, national coordinator for the Protected Areas Database (PAD-US) and co-chair for the FGDC…

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Geospatial meeting a Big Success!

If you're a member on the GCPO Geomatics Working Group page, you've probably been hearing about the recent Gulf Coast Prairie and Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC Joint Geospatial Science Meeting.  We've just finished compiling all the meeting notes and presentations which are now available on the GCPO Geomatics Working Group page and can be downloaded…

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Best Practices - Spatial Data on the Web - W3C First Public Draft Now Available

For users interested in standardizing spatial data on the web, the W3C recently released it's first public draft of best practices for spatial data on the web.  The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group Best Practices document, developed by the OGC and the W3Ccan be found here: https://www.w3.org/TR/2016/WD-sdw-bp-20160119/. Comments are welcome at public-dwbp-comments@w3.org (subscribe and archives). Abstract: "This document advises on best practices related to the publication and usage of…

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CPA Highlights

The long-awaited National Wetlands Inventory Version 2.0 has recently been released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  NWI 2.0 promises to be more comprehensive including over 32 million features nationally under a consistent classification standard.  NWI 2.0 includes original digital wetlands combined with new smaller wetland/surface water polygons, supplemented with data on hydrography, and all presented together for the first time.  It also includes the conterminous…

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2015 Comprehensive List of New Datasets Added

Here is a spreadsheet that shows all of the new datasets that were uploaded to the GCPO LCC's Conservation Planning Atlas by your awesome Geomatics staff!  The spreadsheet has a link that will take you directly to each dataset on the CPA.  If you would like an excel version of this file, please contact Kristine or Gregg.…

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