Regional spatial and remote sensing data

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The following sources of regional spatial and remote sensing data are available to support GIS based investigations, and the construction of ecosystem maps:

  • Puget Sound Watershed Characterization Project data page -- the watershed characterization provides a series of models estimating the operation of physical processes, sources of degradation, and relative habitat value of a set of Puget sound sub-watersheds. It provides a basis for differentiating between lowland watersheds and headwaters as proposed in our ecosystem model.
  • Washington Geospatial Data Archive - hosted by University of Washington and providing access to a wide range of documented regional data sources, including:
  • Puget Sound Lidar Consoritum
  • WDNR GIS data, including
    • ShoreZone shoreline inventory.
  • UW River History Project - Coastal reconstruction from c. 1860 charts
  • WA Ecology GIS data - focussed on water quality and air quality with a range of base layers related to shorelines and hydrology.
  • DigitalGlobe - DigitalGlobe owns and operates the most agile and sophisticated constellation of high-resolution commercial earth imaging satellites. IKONOS, QuickBird, WorldView-1, GeoEye-1 and WorldView-2 together are capable of collecting over 1 billion km2 of quality imagery per year and offering intraday revisits around the globe. Add to that our aerial program offering wall-to-wall coverage of the U.S. and Western Europe.
  • Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) - The Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) produces a nationally standardized database of land cover and land change information for the coastal regions of the U.S. C-CAP products provide inventories of coastal intertidal areas, wetlands, and adjacent uplands with the goal of monitoring these habitats by updating the land cover maps every five years. C-CAP products are developed using multiple dates of remotely sensed imagery and consist of raster-based land cover maps for each date of analysis, as well as a file that highlights what changes have occurred between these dates and where the changes were located.
  • NOAA Bathymetry Data Viewer - a mapper providing access to national bathymetric surveys.
  • SSHIAP provides a variety of data from the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.