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A collaborative geospatial shoreline inventory tool to guide coastal development and habitat conservation

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doi: 10.3390/ijgi2020385
Authors:Mitsova, Diana; Wissinger, Frank; Esnard, Ann-Margaret; Shankar, Ravi; Gies, Peter
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Florida Atlantic University, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
Volume Title:ISPRS International Journal of Geo-information
Source:ISPRS International Journal of Geo-information, Vol.2, p.385-404. Publisher: MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland. ISSN: 2220-9964
Publication Date:2013
Note:In English. 31 refs.; illus., incl. 1 table, sketch maps
Summary:We are developing a geospatial inventory tool that will guide habitat conservation, restoration and coastal development and benefit several stakeholders who seek mitigation and adaptation strategies to shoreline changes resulting from erosion and sea level rise. The ESRI Geoportal Server, which is a type of web portal used to find and access geospatial information in a central repository, is customized by adding a Geoinventory tool capability that allows any shoreline related data to be searched, displayed and analyzed on a map viewer. Users will be able to select sections of the shoreline and generate statistical reports in the map viewer to allow for comparisons. The tool will also facilitate map-based discussion forums and creation of user groups to encourage citizen participation in decisions regarding shoreline stabilization and restoration, thereby promoting sustainable coastal development.
Subjects:Coastal environment; Conservation; Erosion; Geographic information systems; Information systems; Land management; Landforms; Landscapes; Shorelines; Spatial variations; Stability; Visualization; Florida; Miami-Dade County Florida; United States; ESRI
Coordinates:N251000 N260000 W0800800 W0805400
Record ID:801910-19
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