Substantial amounts of financial and human resources are annually expended in the development of natural resource planning to meet conservation objectives in Wyoming. Planning efforts on watershed scales require the compilation of large amounts of spatial and tabular information. In the past the tools and information for completing these plans have been located in a variety of formats and locations, requiring significant inputs of time, effort, and money to bring them into the planning process. In addition, watershed level planning often used data sources and information that differed significantly from plan to plan, thus making compatibility and comparisons over large spatial extents impossible.
This collaborative effort is aimed at developing a web-based interface to integrate GIS, spatial data, textual information, photography, documents, user generated content, and other information for incorporation into the resource planning process and development of planning documents.