I can’t believe it’s been a month since 2014 River Rally! IMRivers has been a proud sponsor over the years, and I didn’t want to miss it for the world. So I cut my trip to S. Korea short and flew nearly 24 hours from Seoul to Narita to Newark and finally to Pittsburgh. It was quite a journey, but I was extremely happy to catch up with my riverkeeper friends and meet amazing new people.
We at IMRivers are committed to providing GIS services and interactive mapping solutions to our partners. The platform we’ve developed over the years is being used for a variety of fields in different countries. Right now, it is being used for a project called BioBlitz in Seoul Forest! (http://www.mapplerk.com/sfbioblitz)
BioBlitz is a special event where participants go out and survey surrounding living organisms within an incredibly focused period of time to create a biodiversity inventory of an area. For this global initiative, IMRivers has created an interactive mobile application to uniquely allow participants to easily create a visual map of the local species that they have found, along with photos and other multimedia. Take a look at the map :
Maryland’s Anne Arundel County has already taken advantage of the BioBlitz application’s unique benefits by incorporating the technology into the current biodiversity educational curriculum.
Using interactive mapping is a great way to make environmental education experiences more meaningful and engaging. Talk to us today and let’s explore new possibilities through mapping. E-mail us or visit our redesigned website, IMRIVERS.org.
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:
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