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Research Project: Development and Access of Geospatial Database

Location: Northwest Watershed Research Center

Project Number: 2052-13610-012-028-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2018
End Date: Sep 30, 2020

Migrate existing geospatial resources related to Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed (RCEW) created by the Reynolds Creek Critical Zone Observatory (RC-CZO) to the Northwest Watershed Research Center (NWRC), USDA ARS in Boise, Idaho.

(1) Initiate migration of existing geospatial resources created for Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) to Northwest Watershed Research Center (NWRC) stewardship, and re-brand accordingly. (2) Inventory all hard-copy maps on site in Boise and/or out on the Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed (RCEW), and begin ingesting these resources into the NWRC Geographic Information System (GIS). (3) Begin the process of organizing research data into a GIS format, generate metadata, and back-up as appropriate. Provide training and support as needed. (4) Begin compiling non-RCEW NWRC geospatial datasets for inclusion in databases and streaming services. (5) Create an assets/field instrumentation management GPS applet and associated database. Include historical records of management to ensure a comprehensive log of these activities. (6) Work with existing websites to provide richer content by imbedding data discovery maps and visualizations. Re-vamp all content as resources and regulations allow.