Environmental & Natural Resources What's your favorite part of mapping the environment and natural resources?

pokateo

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Hi everyone! What's your favorite thing about working in the environmental and natural resources fields? I have always been most interested in the natural world, so mapping it is the most interesting thing to map to me. I love looking at maps of animal migration paths; how neat is that?! I wish there was more datasets available on populations of different animal species. Anybody know of any?
 
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Philip

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I wish I worked more with our Natural Resource folks. I know that they have GIS data for endangered species, bird nesting spots, track information for deer & turkeys, etc.

I'm not a hunter, but I bet a hunter would love migration information on maps.

Your comment about animal migration paths intrigues me...it made me wonder. I'm sure they are out there, but I wonder if anyone has made some decent temporal maps of when and where dinosaurs lived. I guess this would go back into paleontological forums, though. ?
 
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I recently attended the Esri UK Annual Conference and there was an excellent talk on mapping the Great Crested Newt (an endangered species here in the UK). I haven't really done much environmental mapping but I'd love to delve into it more.

John Nelson posted a really cool migration map in the form of a story map; well worth checking out.
 
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