New Technologies - SREF and Forest Metrix

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New Technologies - SREF and Forest Metrix

  1. 1. New Technologies – Web and Mobile Based Bill Hubbard & Daniel Drummond Southern Regional Extension Forestry Athens, GA
  2. 2. Presentation Outline  Brief overview of the Southern Regional Extension Forestry Office and our role in the region  History of SREF efforts in web & mobile technology development  Summary of SREF web and mobile based technologies for the forestry and natural resources professions  Summary of other web and mobile based technologies for the forestry and natural resources professions
  3. 3. History of SREF & Technology Development  Office of the SREF was created in 1979  Based at UGA in Athens, GA  Regional Extension Programming  Liaison between Universities & Forest Service  Involved in the creation of some very early websites using Mozilla and Netscape  Technology and regional programming has been a good fit
  4. 4. Technology Development at SREF  Current employ 3 Internet Technology Professionals  Oversee, manage, and update over a dozen websites  Involved in the creation of several mobile applications for both iOS and Android devices  Try to keep up with usable web and mobile technologies developed by other entities and agencies.
  5. 5. In just ten years….
  6. 6. Technology issues
  7. 7. Design Aspect of Technology Development is Critical
  8. 8. Technology Development: SREF Products You Can Use  Interactive Web-based  http://forestproductslocator.net  http://forestrywebinars.net  http://handbook.sref.info  http://forestthreats.org/threatsummary
  9. 9. Technology Development: SREF Products You Can Use  Mobile Application Based  The Service Forester’s Toolkit  Native Plants Guide  Mobile ready websites
  10. 10. Technology Development: SREF Products You Can Use  Mobile Application Based  The Service Forester’s Toolkit  Native Plants Guide  Cruise Angle iCMT  iPSGISII
  11. 11. Technology Development: Other Products You Can Use

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