Oregon Explorer: Using GIS for Reporting and Communications

2013 EENP Forum

Day 3: Sept 24, 2013 • 10:45am • Great Hall

By Marc Rempel, Oregon State University; Janine Salwassar Oregon State University

Since it was launched in 2007, the Oregon Explorer natural resources digital library (www.oregonexplorer.info) has been providing access to data, mapping and reporting tools, and other archived information to help local citizens, planners and policymakers make more informed decisions about Oregon’s natural resources and communities. The Oregon Explorer program is a collaboration between the Institute for Natural Resources and the Oregon State University Libraries and Press. Each of the Oregon Explorer portals and tools has been developed with a variety of public and private partners at local, state, and regional levels.

This presentation will provide an overview of the Oregon Explorer content and features, and highlight three of the most popular mapping and reporting tools: the Oregon Explorer Map Viewer; the Communities Reporter Tool; and the Oregon Rapid Wetland Assessment Protocol (ORWAP) Viewer.

Marc Rempel is the Technical Program Manager for the Oregon Explorer, a Natural Resources Digital Library created through a partnership of the Institute for Natural Resources and the Oregon State University Libraries and Press.  Marc has been with the Oregon Explorer since 2006 providing primary development and technical oversight of the Oregon Explorer mapping and reporting tools.

Janine Salwasser has worked for the Institute for Natural Resources since 2010. She is the program lead for the Oregon Explorer digital library and project coordinator for the Integrated Landscape Assessment Project.  In these roles, she is both coordinating the work and leading the outreach activities to facilitate the development and use of natural resource information to support planning and decision-making processes in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and New Mexico.


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