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(ECP and CTSP grantees, reports, and other sites of interest for conservation geograpy, mapping and GIS. Grantees are coded by program and year of grant at the end of their name/state, i.e. e91 means ECP grant in 1991. c=cstp, cm=ctsp-mac, cs=ctsp-software)


Software & Shared Application Libraries

ADE-4, France . (Jean Michel Olivier, Laboratoire d'Ecologie des Eaux Douces et des Grands Fleuves, URA CNRS 1974, Université Lyon 1, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, France, Fax: (33) 72 43 11 41 - Phone: (33) 72 43 13 19) "Ecological Data Analysis : Exploratory and Euclidean methods in Environmental sciences: is a multivariate analysis package for environmental data. A series of multivariate techniques permits to analyze several types of data (e.g., quantitative, qualitative, presence/absence). The examples included in ADE-4 for trial runs mainly deal with ecological questions." Macintosh and Windows 95 .

AI-GEOSTATS Spatial Data Statistics Website, Italy. . (Environment Institute, Environmental Monitoring Unit, I-21020 Ispra (Va) Italy, Grégoire Dubois, Tel. 39-332-78.99.44 email: gregoire.dubois@jrc.it ) "This site is fully dedicated to the AI-GEOSTATS mailing list. Its main goal is to promote communication about spatial data analysis (GIS, geostatistics, geoinformatics, spatial statistics, sampling strategies,...) between persons working in different fields.... The AI-GEOSTATS mailing list was established by the 26th of April 1995 with the help of Jeff Wolfe (Penn State University). Initially called AI (for ArcInfo, a widely distributed GIS) and GEOSTATS (for geostatistics), this mailing list act as a forum for the dissemination and discussion of all aspects of spatial statistics (there is no restriction to ArcInfo and geostatistics anymore !).

ArcInfo Imagemap Macro, Md . (Developed by Ian L Thomas, GIS & Remote Sensing Unit, Biological Resources Division USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD 20708-4017. Tel: (301) 497-5636 Fax: (301) 497-5666 email: ian_thomas@usgs.gov, WWW: http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/geotech ) Purpose: To produce standard WWW imagemaps (html script, gifs, map files and link pages) from any ArcInfo polygon coverage. Currently there is much programming effort (eg. MapObjects) to produce java based GIS web applications that download the actual ArcInfo data. However, while this allows greater flexibility, it can be slow and buggy. The end user may also need a compatible web browser and a fast internet connection. The alternative method, using standard WWW imagemaps, should be compatible with almost all browsers. Access times are also fast as the link images or files have already been prepared and are sitting on the web server ready for download. How Its Done: This macro takes a standard arcinfo polygon coverage, creates a GIF image, generalizes it to reduce the number of vertices, and then loops through (using a cursor) each polygon in turn, collecting the polygon's vertices as screen coordinates and outputting this to a map file and then adding a link file. Requirements: Unix ArcInfo

ArcGMT: A suite of tools for conversion between ArcInfo® and Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) (Dawn Wright, Ray Wood, and Brendan Sylvander ) "ArcGMT is a new suite of tools for converting Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) grids to a format readable by the ArcInfo® and ArcView® geographic information system (GIS) packages, and conversely, for creating GMT grids and files from ArcInfo formats. GMT has arisen as an unofficial standard among geoscientists for producing maps, particularly from marine bathymetry, sidescan sonar imagery, gravity, and magnetics data."

Arcscripts: ESRI ArcView Scripts Repository "ESRI has greatly expanded its popular scripts repository on its Web site to give users better access to both ESRI and user-developed scripts and make it easier for users to add their own scripts. The expanded area is known as ArcScripts "

ArcView Extension for the analysis of Animal Movement Patterns: (By Philip N. Hooge, Glacier Bay Field Station, Philip_Hooge@usgs.gov) "The USGS-Alaska Biological Science Center announces the availability of a software tool for the analysis of animal movements within an integrated GIS environment. The software, written by Philip N. Hooge of the Glacier Bay Field Station, is a collection of 32 functions that comprise an extension to the ArcView GIS program, which is available on Unix, PC or Macintosh platforms. Functions in the extension include: parametric and non-parametric home range models, a test for site fidelity, sample size tests, tests of complete spatial randomness, and functions to aid in path analysis, habitat selection and the GIS processing of locational information. The program and online documentation can be downloaded from the Internet at http://www.absc.usgs.gov/glba/gistools/index.htm. Also available is a package of raster GIS tools to extend the capabilities of the Spatial Analyst extension to ArcView. This program comes in two versions one requiring Spatial Analyst. (full implementation) and the other requiring only ArcView (several functions disabled). The current version is 1.01 uploaded on 4/21/98. This version is still being tested so please use with caution and send all comments and bug reports to Philip_Hooge@usgs.gov. "

ArcView Environmental Software Tools page . (CommEn Space, Wa e98 . (1305 4th Ave. #303 Seattle WA 98101 tel:206-749-0112 email:info@commenspace.org GIS contact: Chris Davis, Eugene Martin ) "We also believe in sharing our development software resources with other individuals and organizations working for environmental protection. If we have the need for certain processes or analyses in our work, you can be sure that other people working on environmental GIS projects have these needs too. The following links will permit you to download Avenue scripts developed by CommEnSpace technicians and distributed on ESRI's ArcScript website. " . "CommEnSpace is pleased to announce the release of FlowZones1.2, an ArcView 3.1 Extension for delineating areas that contribute overland flows into a given point. -auto detection and loading of required extensions (spatial analyst) -better file management and cleanup -detailed help for each function -utilities for detecting and correcting non-channel points -raster to vector conversion that preserves grid verticies (no polygon generalization) . Spatial.AlignedGridExtract: "Have you ever noticed that clipped grids in ArcView don't always line up with the original data cells? Keeping clipped or extracted grids aligned with the original grid data source is difficult in ArcView because the grid analysis extent is not snapped to cell edges. CommEn Space has solved this problem and is pleased to share these solutions with the GIS user community. Each of the following scripts uses the same underlying process to snap a user rectangle to the cell edges of a grid or image theme. An aligned clipped theme is the result of the operation. While these scripts do work, they have not been extensively tested - feedback on their performance is appreciated. Image.Snap2CellExtract" . .ColorSwatchDelux v. 1.0 "Working with colors in ArcView, but are having trouble visualizing your options? ColorSwatchDelux is a new extension developed at CommEn Space to solve this difficulty. This simple tool requires just three input variables that specify a base color and generates a 625 cell color prism in a new layout based upon that color. HSV and RGB codes identify each color in the prism for easy development of palattes and color ramps. Printed output helps to calibrate screen/printer color treatment and can assist in color selection of map layouts. Click here to view sample output (lo resolution).

ArcView Xtools, Oregon Dept. of Forestry () "Xtools is an ODF-developed ArcView Extension with many tools useful in doing GIS analysis using ArcView...This extension contains useful tools developed, collected, or modified by Mike DeLaune, Oregon Department of Forestry...An Xtools Menu with menu items that are equivalent in purpose to some ArcInfo Commands. In the following list, the equivalent ArcInfo commands are in parentheses: Buffer Selected Features (BUFFER) Clip With Polygon(s) (CLIP) Erase Features (ERASE) Identity (IDENTITY) Intersect Themes (INTERSECT) Merge Themes (PUT, GET) Union Polygon themes (UNION) Update Polygon Theme (UPDATE) "

CITYgreen Software: (American Forestry Association, Wash DC e93. P.O. Box 2000 Washington, DC 20013 (202) 955-4500, contact Chris Daniel) CITYgreen is an ArcView extension for mapping urban ecology and measuring the economic benefits of trees, soils and other natural resources. It's available at an educational discount for $395, Please email to cgreen@amfor.org to enquire about non-profit conservation group pricing. "CITYgreen is a GIS software application that helps people understand the value of trees to the local environment. Planners and natural resources professionals use the program to test landscape ordinances, evaluate site plans and model development scenarios that capture the benefits of trees. CITYgreen is a GIS solution available to your own community." CITYgreen Training is available as 2-day workshops across the country including intro ArcView training . You can order a FREE COPY of the demo CD-ROM here, or see the ONLINE Tutorial here .

Helios Environmental Modeling Institute (HEMI) Ks: . (University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 USA tel: (913)864-7769 FAX: (913)864-7789 . GIS Contact: Dr. Paul M. Rich, Associate Professor, e-mail: prich@oz.kbs.ukans.edu ) "provides a variety of advanced environmental modeling and measurement capabilities, as well as geographic information system (GIS) consulting services." Products: The Helios Suite of Software . . -HemiView - software for the analysis of hemispherical photographs, now available commercially from Delta-T Devices, Ltd. . . -TopoView - software for calculation of insolation maps from digital elevation models (DEMs). [Order Now] . . -Solar Analyst - software providing solar simulation tools accessible through ArcView GIS, including capabilities of TopoView plus many enhancements. Available in 2000." FREE SOFTWARE: . . -Solarflux Free - software for calculation of insolation maps (ArcInfo AML; requires ArcInfo to run & has various limitations) . . . -LAICalc Free - software for calculation of leaf area index (LAI) from gap fraction data. . . . -Canopy Free - software and source code for analysis of hemispherical photographs (DOS based, uses specialized hardware). . . .-Image Free - software and source code for image analysis (DOS based, uses specialized hardware).

 


All text by the respective organizations, January 2, 1997

Compilation & web design: Charles Convis, ESRI Conservation Program, April 2, 1996

 

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