iNaturalist is a site that helps nature-lovers explore the natural world through the act of recording observations. By simply keeping track of what they see, bird watchers, fishermen, hikers, and anyone who spends time outside can learn more about nature and create valuable data at the same time!
The Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project is a joint effort by the University of California, state and federal agencies, and the public to manage forest lands in the Sierra Nevada mountains. I built and maintained the SNAMP website for several years.
Sole Designer & Developer (website), GIS Data Manager
The Wieslander Vegetation Type Map (VTM) collection is a data set compiled in the 1920s and 30s, consisting of photos, species inventories, plot maps, and vegetation maps covering most of California. The data provide a snapshot of the state”s vegetation in the early 20th century, making the collection an invaluable resource for examining changes in land cover and use, or habitat restoration. The goal of the current VTM Project was to digitize the data set for preservation and distribution.
I administered and largely conducted the scanning, georeferencing, and digitizing of all plot points from the available plot maps. I also designed and built the web site, along with its MapServer-based webGIS for browsing the VTM data.