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The IM Rivers staff has been focusing much of our energy on improving the existing Interactive Mapping Application to better suit your needs. Users now have the ability to embed their interactive map directly into and existing website while retaining the Layer Control function provided on the main map site. Check out Chester River Association’s project to see an example of this new capability:
As many of you know, this season we had a special Holiday Event where we gave away one year free IMRivers application licensing. We were overwhelmed bythe number of proposals we received and couldn’t choose just one. In the end decided to create a customized project with the Puget Soundkeeper and to help the rest of the applicants create their own standard interactive maps. While our main project with the Puget Soundkeeper took a little longer than expected, we are proud to say that we are quickly approaching the finish line. We hope to be sharing this new site with you very soon! In the meantime, check out Fraser Riverkeeper’s IMRivers site to see an example of what some of the other applicants have done: http://www.imrivers.com/fraserriver
The folks at IMRivers are currently working on upgrading the IM Rivers mapping application to provide users with the ability to create their own variables. With this new capability, you guys will be able to customize the application even further and express your particular data more easily. To see an example of this, visit our Mapping Application for Chatham High School’s Water Quality Project: http://www.communitymap.net/chatham
If you’re interested in creating your own IMRivers application and site, get in touch with us! We would love to hear your ideas and work with you on a project. Interactive Maps are a great way to engage your community and get them involved in your existing efforts.
|IMRivers Facilitates||Use Multiple Data Sources||Current IMRivers Partner Projects|
|Membership Communication||Statistics & Spreadsheets||Stream Monitoring & Sampling Results|
|Community Education||Narratives or Commentary||Fish Kills or Pollution Source Reporting|
|BMP Enforcement||Sound and Video Recording||Stream Buffer Violations|
|Resource Relationship Analysis||Digital Photos & Scans||Scenic Sites & Recreational Opportunities|
|Fundraising and more!||Website Links – Even Twitter!||Natural or Community Resource Surveys|
|Flooding or Drought Effects|
|Stream Impairments or Boating Hazards|
You now have access to all of your favorite Interactive Maps through iPhone! Just type in the URL to view points, photos, data, videos, and trails from anywhere!
“We must understand our rivers and their watersheds – the entire area of land draining to them – in order to protect and restore them. The interactive maps you can create with this tool will broaden and deepen appreciation and understanding of our watersheds.”
- Don Elder
Former River Network President