Mapping Resources

A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software and data as a tool to manage and analyze different types of geo-referenced information.  GIS is being used by thousands of organizations ranging from environmental and conservation organizations to business and government offices.  Using GIS, organizatons are not only able to map where things are, but they also use GIS to analyze, visualize and interpret their data.  Although there are numerous GIS tools in the industry today, here are a few that we are currently using to integrate the data collected for projects within the Center for Conservation Research & Training.

Spatial Decision Support Tool

Spatial Decision Support (SDS)
This SDSS was created for a project with the Center for Conservation Research & Training (CCRT) in collaboration with the Redlands Institute.  The SDSS is a customized visualization tool that allows viewing of data layers as well as analysis of data within the layers through use of queries and reports.  The reports provide comprehensive details in the form of summaries and graphs on the variables that were queried. 



Spatial Decision Support Tool


ArcGIS Online is an online tool that serves various types of geographically referenced files on a 2D visualizer. Layers can be toggled off and on and details on the data can be found using the index.  Photos and videos can also be loaded into GIS points for viewing on the map.  ArcGIS Online allows for simplified ArcGIS tools such as changing basemaps, adding and editing points and making new maps.