IMRivers (Interactive Mapping Rivers) An Internet Mapping Portal for Watershed Communities Dr. Wansoo Im VERTICES, LLC
Benefits of Google Maps API
Time and resources previously necessary to create aerial photos and basic street map layers are eliminated.
Lower entry barrier to GIS due to time and cost reduction.
Server requirements for hosting only the community specific data is minimal and performance
The application can be easily duplicated for other organizations with similar project scopes.
People are already familiar with Google Maps . There is less reluctance to using the application and less time required for orientation to the tasks of data entry and upkeep.
Interactive mapping web portal designed for watershed and river environmental conservation groups
The project was conceived and developed by several environmental organizations with VERTICES when Dr. Im was invited to present the potential of Google Maps API for watershed organizations at the Alabama River Conference on March 7, 2007
The initial IMRivers project for Alabama was funded by the World Wildlife Fund via River Network
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