The Wisconsin Coastal Atlas Building the Coastal Spatial Data Infrastructure to Promote Sustainable Management of the Great LakesWisconsin Land Information Association Annual Conference Madison, WI Thursday, February 17, 2011
Presentation Outline• Transitions in Coastal GIS• About the Wisconsin Coastal Atlas Project• The Research Agenda of the Wisconsin Coastal Atlas• The Structure of the Wisconsin Coastal Atlas Geoportal p• Towards a Great Lakes Coastal Atlas• Discussion/Feedback
Wisconsin Coastal GIS Phases: 1994-2009PHASE 1 Shoreland Coastal Water OtherGIS TEACHING Management Erosion Quality Coastal IssuesMODELSPHASE 2 Data Data Data SpatialCOMPREHENSIVE Discovery Acquisition Integration AnalysisCOASTAL GISPHASE 3 Web Geospatial Catalog Services OpenDYNAMIC AND Mapping Interoperability for the Web ArchivesDISTRIBUTED GISPHASE 4 3D Data InformationVISUALIZATION Animation Visualization Visualization Dashboard
The Rationale for a Coastal Web Atlas • In recent years, it became clear that it was time to move beyond a collection of campus research and outreach y p projects and build a broader platform for collaboration with numerous stakeholders to discover, access, integrate, and utilize coastal geospatial data in Wisconsin Wisconsin. • International Coastal Atlas Network panel at Coastal Zone ’07 in Portland, OR. – A coastal web atlas could integrate many of the projects we have worked on since 1994. – The ICAN coastal erosion use case was relevant to issues faced by the Wisconsin Coastal Hazards Work Group.
What is a Coastal Web Atlas?• A Coastal Web Atlas is a collection of digital maps and datasets with supplementary tables, illustrations, and pp y , , information that systematically illustrate the coast, oftentimes with cartographic and decision-support tools, and all of which are accessible via the Internet Internet. -- O’Dea et al., 2007 More simply stated, a CWA is a geoportal designed to promote data sharing and decision support for coastal management.
The Oregon Coastal Atlas as a Model• The Oregon Coastal Atlas has been a resounding success success.• It served more than 3,500 data sets and received about 2.5 million hits in 2008.• The map interface has become a common framework for discussing coastal di i t l Oregon Coastal Atlas management issues. http://www.coastalatlas.net/
The Wisconsin Coastal Atlas Project• UW Sea Grant funding for two years starting in Feb. 2010• Partners: – UW Sea Grant, LICGF, State Cartographers Office, Robinson Map Library, UW Cartography Lab, Oregon State University, Oregon Coastal Management Program• Letters of Support: – City of Manitowoc, Bayfield County, Brown County, Manitowoc County, Northwest Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, y g g Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Office of Great Lakes, Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, State Geographic Information Officer at the Wisconsin Department of Administration, NOAA Coastal Services Center, National Park Service, Association of State Floodplain Managers
Atlas Design Objective• Objective 1 – Design and evaluate the WCA using a formalized development process LOGIC Model: • Resources • Activities • Outputs • Outcomes (short, mid, and long-term) The WCA LOGIC Model serves as a template to aid design and evaluation of other CWAs.
Geoportal Objective• Objective 2 – Develop the web portal interface for the WCA Collaborate with Oregon State University and the Oregon Coastal Management Program (learn from their experience, share code…)
Web Cartography Objective• Objective 3 – Design, develop, and evaluate web mapping interfaces for the WCA pp g – Explore and evaluate the range of web mapping technologies, including geospatial mapping APIs, virtual globes, and internet map servers. p – Work with the Wisconsin State Cartographer’s Office and the Cartography Lab at UW-Madison to ensure that the mapping interfaces employ strong cartographic design p p y g g p g principles. p Guidebooks on web mapping technology choices and web cartography will be useful for CWA developers and the GIS community.
Coastal SDI Objective• Objective 4 – Develop and implement a CWA geospatial data catalog with concurrent archiving capabilities. – geospatial data catalog developed specifically for Great Lakes coastal issues – document technical and institutional barriers to the development of a spatial data catalog of current and historic coastal data – robust data archiving procedures to manage data sets over time – work with coastal hazards stakeholders to promote the use of geocatalogs and data archiving procedures • Advance the development of domain spatial data infrastructures. infrastructures • Development of effective methods for archive of digital geospatial data will help resolve a critical problem facing data custodians.
Ontology Objective• Objective 5 – Develop an ontology of coastal hazards in Wisconsin to promote semantic integration• Conduct spatial queries to test semantic interoperability for the entire Wisconsin coasts using data from custodians as it resides in geospatial catalogs – dynamically calculate the assessed value of land and improvements of coastal parcels – dynamically calculate current land use by general zoning categories within the 1000 foot shoreland zoning jurisdiction for the Great Lakes• Add the WCA as a node of the International Coastal Atlas Network
Wisconsin Coastal Atlas GeoportalDeveloped singDe eloped using theDotNetNuke contentmanagement system http://wicoastalatlas.net/
WCA Catalog Module• Testing GeoCatalog software – GeoNetwork (Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN) ( g g ) – GeoPortal Server (ESRI)• Discover geospatial data through queries of linked OpenGIS Catalog Services (CSW) O GIS C t l S i• Promote simple approaches to geospatial catalogs, such as those developed by the ope da a e us as s ose de e oped e open data enthusiasts WCA GeoNetwork site http://maps.aqua.wisc.edu:8080/geonetwork/
Open Data Catalog Based on Vancouver’s Open Data Catalogue http://data.vancouver.ca/ htt //d t / http://www.wisconsincoastalguide.org/
WCA Tools Module• The WCA project is synchronized with the two year term of Wisconsin’s first NOAA Coastal Management Fellow – Kathy Johnson started in August 2010 and is helping to build a Great Lakes Spatial Decision Support Toolbox that will be incorporated into the tools module of the WCA. – Kathy is also working on a framework to evaluate coastal spatial decision support tools.• Build spatial decision support tools that leverage the WCA web mapping i t f b i interfaces and catalog d t l – Coastal Hazards Resilience (partnering with ASFPM) – Comprehensive Plan Implementation
Oregon Coastal Atlas Tools Module Categorizes decision support tools by audience and provides context for tool use t tf t l Other DS Toolboxes: • Computer Tools for Planning, Conservation, and Environmental Protection (WDNR) • Midwest Spatial Decision Support Partnership (EPA) • Ecosystem-Based Management Tools M tT l Network (NatureServe)
WCA Learn Module• Learn about coastal issues and places• A repository for place-based games developed as part of a joint Wisconsin/Minnesota Sea Grant funded project on “Spatial Narratives for the St. Louis River Estuary”• Training on web mapping technology and geocatalogs
Next Steps• Expand the footprint of the WCA from the coastline to the Great Lakes watershed and into the open water p – Incorporate satellite imagery and open water observations into WCA web mapping applications, geocatalog, and tools• Expand WCA data partners – State agencies, federal agencies, tribal governments, NPOs, etc.• Expand decision support tools – Water safety, ecosystem restoration, coastal and marine spatial planning• Advocate for the WCA as a node in a Great Lakes Coastal Atlas Network
Great Lakes Coastal GIS/Coastal AtlasesMN Coastal GIS ON Conservation Authorities GIS WI Coastal Atlas NY Coastal Atlas IN Lake Rim GIS OH Coastal Atlas
Towards a Great Lakes Coastal Atlas• Enhance existing Great Lakes web mapping sites based on principles embraced by ICAN p p y• Promote a “bottom-up” approach to Great Lakes GIS that strengthens existing efforts – G Great Lakes Information Network GIS, GLIN Labs f GS G – Great Lakes Regional Data Exchange (RDX) – Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS)• Rethink the existing Great Lakes Environmental Atlas (website last updated in 1995)
Promote a Regional Coastal Atlas Network ICAN-Great Lakes meeting – Pyle Center – Madison, WI – September 13-15, 2010 • Showcase the impacts of mature CWAs • Explore emerging use cases for networked CWAs – marine spatial planning, climate adaptation, water quality, and evaluating Great Lakes restoration • Describe how CWAs relate to broader initiatives – Digital Coast, the Integrated Ocean Observing System, and the Open Geospatial Consortium-Interoperability Program O G ti l C ti I t bilit P • Hands-on Training: Creating Robust Web Services and Catalogs for Coastal Web Atlases http://www.aqua.wisc.edu/ican/
Wisconsin Coastal Atlas Project TeamPrincipal Investigator: Steve VenturaCo-Investigators: David Hart, Nancy WiegandProject Assistants: Robbie Greene, Tim WallaceNOAA Coastal Management Fellow: Kathy JohnsonUW Sea Grant: Tom Dellinger, Rich Dellinger, James Grandt, Tina YaoCartography Lab: Tanya BuckinghamState Cartographer’s Office: AJ WortleyRobinson Map Library: Jaime StoltenbergOregon State University: Dawn WrightOregon Coastal Management Program: Tanya HaddadWater is the most critical resource issue of our lifetime and our childrens lifetime. The h lth f Th health of our waters is the principal measure t i th i i l of how we live on the land. -Luna Leopold