Funding Agency: Everglades National Park, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
People: Daniel Gann, PI / Dan McGillicuddy, Developer – Phase I / Seiji Uchiyama, Developer – Phase II
The Everglades R-EMAP project produced large quantities of data collected at random sampling sites. Data collection and analysis is an ongoing, long-term activity conducted by scientists of different disciplines at irregular intervals of several years. The data sets collected for 232 sites in 2005 and for 125 sites in 2014 include bio-geo-chemical (including mercury and hydro period), fish, invertebrate, periphyton and plant data, as well as vegetation maps. Each sampling site is associated with a location, a description of the site to provide a general overview, and photographs to provide a pictorial impression. The Geographic Information Systems Center (GIS Center) at Florida International University (FIU) has designed and implemented an enterprise database for long-term storage of the project’s data in a central repository, providing the framework of data storage for the continuity of future sampling campaigns, and allowing integration of new sample data as it becomes available. Data for 2005 are all available online, and data for 2014 are expected to be availabe by October 2018. In addition, the GIS Center provides this interactive web application for easy, quick and effective retrieval and visualization of that data.
January 16, 2009