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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
James B. Johnston
Don DeAngelis
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title:
SOFIA - Metadata - Development of an Internet-Based GIS to Visualize ATLSS Datasets for Resource Managers
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/atlss/>
Description:
Abstract:
The ATLSS Data Visualization System was designed to make it simple to view and analyze Spatially-Explicit Species Index (SESI) models.
Purpose:
An essential aspect of the ATLSS Program is making model output easily accessed and used by client agencies. For this purpose an ATLSS Data Viewer (ADV) has been developed.
Based in part around the ADV, background work for a spatial decision support system (SDSS) is proposed in which the decision models are tightly integrated with, or directly generated from, geographic information systems (GIS) analyses and display. Spatially-explicit knowledge from which decisions made at specific sites are within the context of conditions proximate and regional to those sites are essential for intelligent ecological restoration and permitting. Examples include determination of areas suitable for viable and sustainable populations (habitat and risk assessment), areas of socioeconomic and environmental conflict, optimization of development footprints to protect natural systems, and hydrological and successional feedback dynamics that influence the landscape.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20030101
Ending_Date: 20041231
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.30333
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.262125
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.847113
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.696994
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: information management
Theme_Keyword: visualization
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Theme_Keyword: ATLSS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: Miami-Dade County
Place_Keyword: Collier County
Place_Keyword: Broward County
Place_Keyword: Central Everglades
Place_Keyword: SW Big Cypress
Place_Keyword: Florida Keys
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
Project data are subject to change and are not citeable until reviewed and approved for official publication.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: James B. Johnston
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address:
USGS-BRD National Wetland Research Center

700 Cajundome Road
City: Lafayette
State_or_Province: LA
Postal_Code: 70506
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 337 266-8556
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 337 266-8616
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jimmy_johnston@usgs.gov
Data_Set_Credit: Other project personnel include Antonio Martucci.

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: not applicable
Completeness_Report: not applicable
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
An ATLSS Data Viewer (ADV) has been developed. The ATLSS Data Visualization System was designed to make it simple to view and analyze SESI models.
The Across Trophic Level System Simulation (ATLSS) Program attempts to predict the responses of a suite of higher trophic level species to different alterations in the Everglades/Big Cypress region of South Florida to represent the biotic community and various factors that affect this community. A tremendous amount of digital data have resulted from running these scenarios. To make these data available to resource managers and scientists, the USGS-National Wetlands Research Center has developed the ATLSS Data Viewer System (ADV). It is a spatial query and visualization GIS tool that provides the capability of retrieving, displaying, and analyzing ATLSS model data by using a user-friendly graphical interface and project-oriented procedures: The project has: 1. Designed a customized graphical user interface that makes the system user-friendly 2. Displayed the ATLSS SESI output data, performed analyses, and generated outputs that allow resource managers and decision makers to make informed decisions 3. Provided training courses for users.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Based in part around the ADV, background work for a spatial decision support system (SDSS) is proposed in which the decision models are tightly integrated with, or directly generated from, geographic information systems (GIS) analyses and display. Spatially-explicit knowledge from which decisions made at specific sites are within the context of conditions proximate and regional to those sites are essential for intelligent ecological restoration and permitting.
This project concerns the development of a customized spatial query and visualization tool that provide capabilities of loading ATLSS models data and showing, in the Everglades/Big Cypress area, alternative water management changes and their effects on numerous species modeled in ATLSS (i.e. Cape Sable seaside sparrow, Snail Kite, wading birds, white-tailed deer, American alligator, Florida panther), as opposed to one species, and compare numerous scenarios for one species. The overall goal is to provide an easy-to-use tool capable to access the vast amounts of data produced by the ATLSS models, display and integrate spatial and non-spatial information from different sources, interactively extract statistics for user-specified areas, allowing the users to produce easy-to-read outputs in form of maps, time series graphs, summarized tables, reports and metadata. Particular attention is being devoted in: 1. implementing procedures that meet final users expectations 2. designing a graphical user interface that: 3. keeps the system easy-to-use 4. gives the user enough flexibility to perform advanced analysis 5. limits or warns the users from using the ATLSS data improperly Continuous feedback will be requested to ATLSS models developers and potential final users to release a finished product that fulfills the initial planning tasks. This project will be used as prototype server application for an Internet based visualization tool.
Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Current fiscal year work includes:
1. Add new base maps into the ATLSS DVS, such as Elevation Data from USGS, official version of GAP data, project boundaries for different projects within CERP, current satellite images.
2. Add to the DVS flow graphs and brief descriptions on SESI and other models.
3. Use the DVS to visualize and analyze data from other ATLSS models like individual-based and dynamic models (in particular, ALFISH, SIMSPAR, and EVERKITE) will be added to the ATLSS DVS. Additional DVS's functionality and/or upgrading of DVS's code and interface will be necessary.
4. Develop DVS's capability to input user's empirical data in order to determine the degree of correlation between models output and empirical data. Additional code will be necessary to allow users to import into the DVS a set of locations (UTM, decimal degrees, or degree, minute, second coordinates), extract ATLSS model values, and display the result or export it to external applications like MS Excel or the ATLSS Model Validation tool.
5. Simplify DVS's capability of extracting mean index values based on user-defined areas.
6. Develop interface and functionality and upgrade code as needed to allow agencies capable of independently running ATLSS models (SFWMD and ENP) to read and display their runs into the ATLSS DVS.
7. Improve the DVS user's Guide based on user's comments and suggestions
8. The capability to display and analyze the output of the ATLSS simulation models
Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The overall goal is to provide an easy-to-use tool capable to access the vast amounts of data produced by the ATLSS models, display and integrate spatial and non-spatial information from different sources, interactively extract statistics for user-specified areas, allowing the users to produce easy-to-read outputs in form of maps, time series graphs, summarized tables, reports and metadata. Particular attention is being devoted to:
1. implementing procedures that meet final users expectations 2. designing a graphical user interface that: 3. keeping the system easy-to-use 4. giving the user enough flexibility to perform advanced analysis 5. limiting or warning the users from using the ATLSS data improperly
Continuous feedback will be requested to ATLSS models developers and potential final users to aid in the release of a finished product that fulfills the initial planning tasks. This project will be used as prototype server application for an Internet based visualization tool.
Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
FY 2003 plans include the following work:
1. Add new base maps into the ATLSS DVS, such as Elevation Data from USGS, official version of GAP data, project boundaries for different projects within CERP, current satellite images.
2. Add flow graphs and brief descriptions on SESI and other models to the DVS.
3. Use the DVS to visualize and analyze data from other ATLSS models like individual-based and dynamic models (in particular, ALFISH, SIMSPAR, and EVERKITE) will be added to the ATLSS DVS. Additional DVS's functionality and/or upgrading of DVS's code and interface will be necessary.
4. Develop DVS's capability to input user's empirical data in order to determine the degree of correlation between models output and empirical data. Additional code will be necessary to allow users to import into the DVS a set of locations (UTM, decimal degrees, or degree, minute, second coordinates), extract ATLSS model values, and display the result or export it to external applications like MS Excel or the ATLSS Model Validation tool.
5. Simplify DVS's capability of extracting mean index values based on user-defined areas.
6. Develop interface and functionality and upgrade code as needed to allow agencies capable of independently running ATLSS models (SFWMD and ENP) to read and display their runs into the ATLSS DVS.
7. Improve the DVS user's Guide based on user's comments and suggestions
8. The capability to display and analyze the output of the ATLSS simulation models
Planned Outreach 1. Develop a WEB-based ATLSS DVS user's Support Center. This site will contain an overview of ATLSS models and the DVS's graphical user interface and capability. It will also provide users with downloadable files of project and data, and information about installing and using the DVS. Contacts will be provided to allow users to submit questions, suggestions, and ideas on the DVS and the data included in it. A "Frequently Asked Questions" list will be created and constantly updated based on user-submitted comments.
2. Develop a WEB-based GIS tool using ESRI-ArcIms technology, which allows users to retrieve, display, and analyze ATLSS model outputs and related vector and raster data sets "on-line" by using an Internet browser like MS IExplorer or Netscape Navigator.
3. Organize task-oriented DVSs tutorial exercises and provide additional training sessions for "primary" ATLSS DVS users.
Development of ATLSS DVS 2.0
1. Develop an ESRI-ArcGis 8.x-based version of the ATLSS Data Visualization System. The entire DVS will be rewritten to benefit of the capability provided by the newest desktop GIS released by ESRI.
Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: James B. Johnston
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address:
USGS-BRD National Wetland Research Center

700 Cajundome Road
City: Lafayette
State_or_Province: LA
Postal_Code: 70506
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 337 266-8556
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 337 266-8616
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jimmy_johnston@usgs.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: ATLSS

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130923
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S. Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-803-8747 x3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digial Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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