June 25, 2014 Geomatics Working Group Web Meeting

A web meeting of the Geomatics Working Group was organized by Kristine Evans, the GCPO LCC's new Geomatics Coordinator and held June 25, 2014.  The meeting was to re-establish the WG and update everyone on current status of the Conservation Planning Atlas, GCPO Landcover Database, and Habitat & Species Assessments.

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Action item: Data sources and processing for landscape endpoints

Geomatics Working Group June 25, 2014 Web Meeting Agenda: 

Meeting objectives:   Revive the GCPO LCC Geomatics Working Group, update members on LCC geomatics projects and outline vision for ecological assessment.

Expected outcomes:  Forum for communication among geospatial professionals in the GCPO geography, common understanding of progress on existing LCC geomatics projects, and identification of key geospatial datasets for the ecological assessment.

Agenda Items:

  • Introductions and staffing updates
  • Update on Geomatics Working Group action items
    • LCC subgeography constructs
    • Conservation Planning Atlas (CPA)
    • Land Cover Database (LCDB)
    • LCC geospatial data needs
  •  Overview of ecological assessment/conservation design
  •  Discussion: Data opportunities for the ecological assessment
    • Are there data layers in subgeographies that would best help us evaluate landscape endpoints outlined in the Integrated Science Agenda?
    • Thoughts on the how to evaluate species endpoints?
  •  Discussion: Future directions for Geomatics Working Group
    • Need for an in-person meeting
    • Do you see this working group as an information forum or active involvement?
    • Need for subgroups for specific projects?
    • Desired frequency of calls/webex meeting?
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