Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Geographic data and GIS technologies are fundamental components of NPS natural resource management. In particular, GIS provides the essential framework for the acquisition, analysis, synthesis, and application of inventory and monitoring data.
The I&M GIS group:
- Manages the collection, analysis, and distribution of I&M, NPS, and related geospatial data to I&M networks, the NPS, and the public.
- Develops, collects, and shares helpful GIS tools, extensions, and applications with I&M networks, the NPS, and the public.
I&M & Spatial Data Resources
- IRMA Data Store - the Data Store is a web-based source for service-wide and local geospatial data. The Geospatial Topics page is a starting point for exploring GIS data sets, tools, and resources.
- NPScape Landscape Dynamics Project - a map viewer that allows users to display and print NPScape metric layers, and provides links to source and processed GIS data and associated metadata.
- National Park Service Geologic Resources Inventory Map Viewer - a map viewer that allows users to explore geologic inventory data for an individual or multiple parks.
- National Park Service Vegetation Inventory Map Viewer - a map viewer that allows users to explore vegetation inventory data for an individual or multiple parks.
- Alaska Region Vegetation and Soils Inventory Map Viewer - a map viewer that allows users to explore vegetation and soils inventory data for an individual or multiple parks in the Alaska Region.
- I&M Base Cartography Inventory - the Inventory and Monitoring Program's Base Cartography Inventory has been tasked with acquiring, processing, and distributing GIS data layers that are needed for most GIS mapping and analysis projects.