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Arc Marine: GIS for a Blue Planet

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Arc Marine: GIS for a Blue Planet presents the initial results of a successful effort to create and define a data model for the marine community. The data model not only provides structure to storing and analyzing marine data but helps users create maps and three-dimensional scenes of the marine environment in ways invaluable to decision making. The standards and best practices that emerge from the case studies in Arc Marine form a diverse set of resources to draw from as the marine community strives to understand, illuminate, chart, and explore the unknown depths.

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Dawn Wright is a professor of geography and oceanography at Oregon State University. Dr. Wright has completed oceanographic fieldwork in some of the most geologically active regions of the planet, including the Sea of Japan and the Indian Ocean. She serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Transactions in GIS, and Geospatial Solutions.

Michael J. Blongewicz is a senior GIS specialist at DHI Water & Environment, Inc., in Portland, Oregon, where he has been responsible for developing GIS-based resources as they relate to data management and integration for hydrological and hydraulic modeling. Blongewicz contributed to the Arc Hydro data model and has been the technical lead for the design of the Arc Marine data model.

Patrick N. Halpin is Gabel Associate Professor of the Practice of Marine Geospatial Ecology and director of the Geospatial Analysis Program at the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University. Halpin is a principle investigator for the Ocean Biogeographic Information System program that provides geospatial data and analysis of marine mammals, sea turtles, and seabirds.

Joe Breman is the lead GIS architect for Akimeka LLC in Maui, Hawaii, with more than 10 years of experience working with GIS products. In addition, he is an instructor of ocean sciences and guest lecturer for the NOAA Marine Sanctuary.

ISBN: 9781589480179    2007   216 pages   $47.95