NRIS GIS Data Access topic of November 19 NRIS Seminar / Presented by Duane Anderson, NRIS GIS Program Manager.
Duane Anderson, GIS Program Manager of the Montana Natural Resource Information System (NRIS), is scheduled to be the guest speaker at the next NRIS Seminar. His presentation is set for Wednesday, November 19, from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the conference room of the Montana State Library at 1515 East 6th Avenue in Helena.
The seminar, entitled, "NRIS GIS Data Access: Something for Everyone" will explain an enhanced three-tier approach to new and improved GIS data access services at NRIS:
Novice/General Public: Tier 1 includes a series of richly formatted pre-built maps in pdf format. These will be integrated into a revamped 'Maps of Montana' page with a searchable catalog of pre-built maps for various geographic regions. The initial roll-out will include a base-map series for USGS watersheds and Montana counties.
Intermediate User: Tier 2 is designed to provide users with powerful, web-based interactive applications that provide access to the GIS data content at NRIS. These users often have no GIS software available to them, but have needs that cannot be met with a pre-built map series. The NRIS interactive applications are designed for users who need more flexibility, query, and reporting capability. Thematic Mapper, as well as TopoFinder 1 and 2, will be demonstrated.
Expert GIS Professional: Tier 3 is designed to provide GIS professionals with ready access to native format GIS files for use in their own GIS environment. This component will include a demonstration of the new NRIS GIS data dictionary application and an all-new GIS “data bundler.”
This seminar will be held in observation of GIS Day 2003, a global event that celebrates geographic information systems (GIS), a computer-based tool for mapping and analyzing objects and events. It combines the power of a database with the visualization capabilities offered by maps. Register to win a GIS Day t-shirt! (Must be present at time of drawing).
Natural resource professionals, as well as the public, are invited to attend. This seminar is free. For more information, call (406) 444-5357. Interested individuals are also encouraged to visit the NRIS website at: nris.state.mt.us.
The Montana Natural Resource Information System (NRIS) was established in 1985 by the Legislature. NRIS, a division of the State Library, acts as a clearinghouse for natural resource information.