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Development of an Internet Based GIS to Visualize ATLSS Datasets for Resource Managers

Project Proposal for 2001


Project Title: Development of an Internet Based GIS to Visualize ATLSS Datasets for Resource Managers
A National Wetlands Research Center Project

Project Coordinator: Dr. James B. Johnston
Phone: (337) 266-8503
Mail address:
700 Cajundome Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70506

GIS Specialist/Geographer USGS-NWRC: Steve Hartley
Phone: (337) 266-8543
Mail address:
700 Cajundome Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70506

GIS Specialist/Programmer: Antonio Martucci
Phone: (337) 266-8561
Mail address:
Johnson Controls World Services, Inc.
700 Cajundome Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70506

A. Year II [8/00 – 7/01] Activities:

a) Continuation of ATLSS Viewer datasets development. Data will be collected from several sources based on end-users requests and implemented in the system at consistent format and projection.

b) First prototype verification. Series of meeting with ATLSS model experts and major federal and state agencies to show application design and functionality.

c) Prototype development. Iterative process of a) collecting end-users observations and evaluation to refine prototype requirement specifications, b) making appropriate corrections and changes to the prototype, c) re-evaluating prototype acceptance from end-users.

d) Prototype finalization. The first version of the ATLSS viewer will be released to allow end-users to evaluate the customized graphical interface and test functionality on "field". A set of CDs with application and data, and a user guide will be produced and distributed.

e) Viewer promotion. The viewer will be promoted in conferences and meetings by oral presentation and posters to allow potentially interested agencies or scientists to know and eventually use the system.

f) Training. On-site/NWRC site training on ArcView and ATLSS viewer (2+1 days).

g) Continuation of Viewer debugging and development leading to release improved subversions.

h) Continuation of users observations and suggestions collection. They will be used to define new system requirement specifications and database development and maintenance strategy.


Reports and Deliverables:
Type of Product* No. of Copies Due Date
1. Brief letter report with the following: [1] date of receipt of executed contract (i.e. start date), [2] this "table" with specific due dates, [3] status of progress made towards providing data/metadata/model-source-code, [4] draft text w/ graphics/slides for 2-pager Fact Sheet. Original + 2 + electronic copy 60 days after award of contract.
2. 1st Trimester Report – a brief report updating progress/problems to date and all data and metadata file, & model source code to date. Plus, final of 2-pager Fact Sheet. Original + 2 + electronic copy 120 days after award of contract.
3. 2nd Trimester Report - with updated data/metadata file[s] & model source code. Plus, "Request for Continued Funding" for the next year funding. Original + 2 + electronic copy 240 days after award of contract.
Annual Report with all data to date with metadata file[s], fully documented model source code. Original + 2 + electronic copy 1 Year after award of contract.
* Note: Manuscripts, peer reviewed publications, book chapters, graduate student thesis/dissertation, etc. are both acceptable and desirable as chapters or sections of annual/final reports. At least one 2-page fact sheet is required for each of these major types of publications.

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