Analyze

Analysis applications incorporate geospatial tools that allow you to conduct particular kinds of selections. For example, clicking a pushpin in our Community Factfinder application (right) draws a half-mile radius and quickly returns the demographics within that radius as well as park acreage. Users can choose the kind of selections (legislative disticts, buffers, free form drawing, etc.) and there are many options for the types of base data that can be analyzed with these tools. Graphs and charts can also be created for such data.


Technologies

  • Google Maps API
  • OpenLayers API
  • Custom drawing tools
  • On-the-fly geocoding
  • Custom map overlays
  • Online, dynamic databases
  • PostgreSQL/PostGIS spatial queries
FactFinder Conservation Almanac
Community FactFinder: Developed by Greeninfo for the California Parks and Recreation Dept. to aid in evaluating grant applications, FactFinder allows users to search for an address or zoom directly into a proposed project site and then get an immediate snapshot of parks and demographics within a half mile circle. Use the pushpin tool to set the centerpoint of that circle and then generating a PDF report of the snapshot. This is a demonstration version of the actual site, which is being used to qualify applications for the $300 million Prop 84 Urban Parks grant program. (2009-2011) Trust for Public Land - Conservation Almanac: TPL's Conservation Finance program tracks huge amounts of data on conservation bond and tax measures in the U.S. To help display this information, GreenInfo has developed an online mapping and charting application that shows the funding for individual parcels of protected lands. The site includes protected lands data for Oregon, Montana, Florida, Massachusetts and Missouri, with additional states to be added in the future. (2010)
Bay Area Conservation Lands Explorer Conservation Almanac
Bay Area Conservation Lands Explorer: The Bay Area Open Space Council has led a major, science-based conservation planning process using existing data, supplemented by expert opinion, to identify a network of conservation lands for biological diversity preservation. In addition to supporting the project with GIS and mapping, GreenInfo Network was asked to develop an online decision support tool that allows the user to draw an area of interest, explore the natural resources within that area and see how it fits within the Conservation Lands Network (the recommended network for preserving biodiversity in the Bay Area). Tool output includes a detailed PDF report/map providing information on the biodiversity value of a chosen area. (2010-2012) Audubon IBA: The Important Bird Areas Program (IBA) is a global effort to identify and conserve areas that are vital to birds and other biodiversity. GreenInfo worked with Audubon to define each IBA in a geospatial format. The resulting polygons are available for both the general public and dedicated birders through an online interactive map. Users can identify IBAs, as well as learn about the habitat and land uses within each IBA on the site. Audubon uses the site to educate and inform the public as well as to properly manage and conserve IBAs. (2010 - 2011)