Internet Technologies for Rangeland Ambassadors

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Presentation by Lovina Roselle, University of Idaho, presented at the 2011 Society for Range Management in Billings, MT.

Presentation by Lovina Roselle, University of Idaho, presented at the 2011 Society for Range Management in Billings, MT.

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  • 1. Internet Technologies for Rangeland Ambassadors
    Lovina Roselle1, Cody Sheehy2, & Karen Launchbaugh1
    1 University of Idaho;
    2 University of California, Davis
  • 2. An “Ambassador” for Range
    Range professionals are representatives for these vast, poorly understood landscapes
    Empower people with a sense or wonder…
    …like looking at the ocean or the sky
    Harnessing internet technologies
  • 3. A video journey
    http://www.youtube.com/user/codysheehy#p/a/u/1/bcs70CfmtJU
  • 4. How much of the world is range?
    47% of the EARTH is rangeland
    36% of the US is rangeland
    53% of Western States is rangeland
  • 5. Smart Phone Applications
    SoilWeb: An online soil survey browser
    http://casoilresource.lawr.ucdavis.edu
    Coming Soon…
    USDA PLANTS database
  • 6. A closer look at the landscape
    http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/8156/
  • 7. GigaPan
    “There’s more than meets the eye”
    A free community open site = anyone can upload and share
    +
    Robotic Mount
    Camera
    Massive Gigapixel-sized images
  • 8. Google Earth
    Create narrated tours
    Annotate locations
    Explore landscapes through time
    Photos and images
  • 9. Bringing technology together
    Case Study: Sacramento River Watershed Project
    http://www.uphillemu.com/SRWP/index.html
  • 10. Stories from people on the land
    Life on the Rangewww.lifeontherange.org
  • 11. YouTube
    University of Wyoming CE
  • 12. Teaching Resources
  • 13. Take home
    Using technology helps to create a global community – interconnected to other social networks
    Able to deliver technology coupled with scientific information
    Exploring broad scales – from the very small to the very large
    Readily accessible – a myriad of resources at your fingertips
  • 14. Lovina Rosellelovina@uidaho.edu208-885-6536
    Internet technologies for Rangeland Ambassadors