Visualizing ocean traffic on Marine Cadastre
Marin Kress // Jun 12th 2017

When viewed from the shore the ocean may seem like a boundless resource with plenty of space, but the reality is quite different.  Coastal areas are home to shipping lanes used by commercial vessels, attractive fish habitat that supports commercial and recreational fisheries,  underground utility cables connecting people with essential services, and a variety of

Open Data Revolution to Fight Global Hunger
Idris Odunewu // Jun 8th 2017

[caption id="attachment_24615517" align="alignnone" width="480"] USDA-NRCS rangeland scientist Emilio Carrillo uses an open data mobile app called LandPKS for sustainable land use management.[/caption] Every day, people around the world use data to make decisions.  When heading out of town, most of us use weather apps to check the forecast anywhere in the

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The Northeast Regional Ocean Council and Maritime Data
Marin Kress // May 10th 2017

When it comes to ocean planning, there are multiple user groups, activity types, natural resources, and physical forces to consider.  In the face of such complexity, local planning efforts can benefit from federally funded consistent data collection and sharing, especially when involving fluid resources that cross jurisdictional boundaries.  Regional councils create a space