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If a photo is worth 1000 words, then a map is worth 10,000!
This page describes some of the datasets and datalayers that I.R.I.S. can provide
you with for Natural Resources Management and Conservation. In addition, our
Super-App provides: 1) software apps that help
you find, display, extract, and download thousands of FREE datasets on the web;
2) a simple, flexible database design to structure/store your data in; 3) many
FREE Imagery, GIS, GPS, and mapping software programs for processing, analyzing,
clipping, customizing, scaling, plotting, etc... the datasets for your own
purposes. Why download your own datasets/datalayers? Because data and
mapping apps on the web are SLOW, unreliable, and notorious for changing/dissappearing
without notice. Therefore, they are poorly suited for long-term,
repeated use. Its MUCH better to have the following types of data on your
own computers under your control. (Click on images for full-size views).
Satellite Imagery: Multi-spectral satellite (and aerial) imagery consists of millions of pixels (each having a spectral signature) for very large areas (like 200x200 miles). Instead of having to visually interpret each image, we/you can use ArcGIS Image Analyst software to automatically examine the pixels and assign them to categories (like buildings, forest types, roads, rivers, pipelines, etc). LandSat imagery is a favorite for Natural Resources Management and Conservation. It has been used for: monitoring vegetation health, insect, and disease conditions; identifying pollution sources; tracking land use changes/trends; etc. LandSat imagery used to cost over $5000.00/frame. Now, our CRISALIS® Super-App comes with software apps that give you FREE 100% Legal access to 40 years of worldwide LandSat imagery (and FREE software for automatically analyzing it)!
Radar Imagery: Radar imagery is collected with planes and satellites, and can provide information about areas when other imagery cannot. It is created by sending out sound waves and recording their "bounce-back" signal. This signal will vary depending on the ground materials and this creates an image. Radar imagery is useful for: "seeing through" heavy cloud cover; seeing the "lay of the land" through thick tree canopies; displaying soil moisture gradients; and even penetrating the surface of the ground for several meters. Like the multispectral imagery above, we/you can use ArcGIS Image Analyst software to automatically examine radar pixels and assign them to categories (such as old pipelines and geologic parent materials).
Dynamic 2D/3D Maps: The data sources referred to in this flyer are great for relatively static 2D and 3D mapping data. However, sometimes you may need to display dynamic data as it changes (i.e. in real time). We can help you find the data needed to generate state-of-the-art dynamic shaded relief maps; satellite imagery draped over 3D surfaces; dynamic geolocation maps; fly-throughs; embedded website maps, etc. If reading this on our website, click on the spinning globe for a very simple 2D/3D Map-Making interface that we wrote using Google and Java. COMING SOON! Physical 3D contour maps created with a 3D printer!
CRISALIS® Data Tools: In addition to tying over 100+ software programs together, our CRISALIS software helps you tie Natural Resources tabular/mapping data into your information system by providing: 1) software apps that help you find thousands of FREE datasets on the web; 2) software apps that enable you to use datasets on the web without first extracting/downloading it; 3) software apps that help you extract and download datasets to your network or PC; 4) the I.R.I.S. FlexAllTM Geo-database Design for structuring your attribute and map data; and 5) tools that help you manage, maintain, and document your data. ArcData Authorized Distributor: There are thousands of for-fee and FREE datasets available in ArcGIS format on the web. However, sometimes commercially digitized, processed, verified, and maintained data is the only thing that will do the job. In this event, I.R.I.S. can provide you with data for all of the U.S. and most of the world. We are an Authorized Distributor for 50+ major data suppliers including ADC, Digital Globe, ESRI, EOSAT, GeoData, NavTech, Sure!Maps, Spot Imagery, TerraMap, and more!
I.R.I.S. can help you determine, find, evaluate, and obtain for-fee and FREE versions of the above datasets. We also provide optional installation, training, and support services for all data products. All data sold by I.R.I.S. is backed by manufacturer warranties and/or our Full Satisfaction Guarantee.
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