Moving from Data Distribution to Interpretation & Application Services
Track: Spatial Data Infrastructure
Authors: Megan Walz
The BLM is conducting 14 landscape-scale rapid ecoregional assessments (REAs) across the western US, resulting in thousands of publically available spatial data sets. Distribution of the data is only one objective; appropriate interpretation and application of the data are critical. So we redesigned our data infrastructure, integrating data cataloging services with data interpretation and application services to answer questions such as: What does this data mean? and How can I use it?