Start: February 14, 2024 2 p.m.
End: February 14, 2024 4 p.m.
Location: BL 224
Contact Details
Lorey Stinton

On Wednesday, February 14, from 2-4, the workshop Using Historical and Elevation-based Mapping to Understand our Estuaries will be livestreamed in the GRMC’s computer lab (BL 224).  According to the workshop’s organizer, the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve:

In this online workshop intended for GIS users, geospatial and historical ecology experts will demonstrate ArcGIS Pro methods used to develop data layers for analyses of the reach of tides and longterm wetland habitat change within tidal estuaries across the United States.

The historical component will focus on acquiring, georectifying, interpreting, and digitizing historical Coast Survey maps from the 19th century, and comparing those data layers with more contemporary habitat maps from the National Wetland Inventory (NWI).

The elevation-based component will demonstrate how geospatial researchers can use digital elevation models (DEMs) and existing tidal datum stations to estimate the potential reach of tides in estuaries. This estuary extent can then be compared to that from historical and NWI habitat maps.


GIS users throughout the Ball State community are invited to attend the webinar in the GRMC.  For background on the project that led to the workshop, please click here.