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Current Projects

WyGISC's current research holds not only new projects, but projects that we maintan under stewardship. Our new projects, for which the data and applications are still being gathered and created, are considered "in progress" and will be labeled such below. Projects that have completed data and applications but remain under our maintenance and upkeep are considered "ongoing". For a list of our completed and archive research click here.


Screen capture of the Wyoming Student Atlas

Wyoming Student Atlas

ONGOING | The Wyoming Student Atlas is now available and will be distributed for free, by the Wyoming Geographic Alliance, to K-12 schools and libraries around the state of Wyoming. The purpose of the student atlas is to provide K-12 students and teachers with resources that will aid in learning more about Wyoming geography while at the same time increasing students' spatial awareness and critical thinking skills. The Wyoming Student Atlas is the first of three primary products envisioned as part of the recently launched Atlas of Wyoming Project, the others being a comprehensive large-format hardcover atlas book and an accompanying digital, Web-based map viewer.

Screen capture of the NREX Home Page

Natural Resource Energy Explorer (NREX)

ONGOING | The Natural Resource and Energy Explorer (NREX) is a Web GIS-based software tool that supports pre-planning development considerations by enabling discovery, analysis and assessment of energy, environmental, cultural, socioeconomic and infrastructural assets for user-defined, project-scale areas of interest in the state.

Screen capture of the Wyoming Reservoir Information Tool

Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) - Wyoming Reservoir Information Tool (WYRIT)

ONGOING | A geospatial information tool focused on recovering oil from Wyoming reservoirs. An interactive, web-based tool designed to increase access to publicly available oil and gas data for Wyoming. The information has been compiled from many data providers into an easily accessible, interactive map.

Screen capture of State Wildlife Action Plan Application

State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP)

ONGOING | The State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) aims to maintain the health and diversity of wildlife within the state. The data of where species are located, which species are endangered or threatened, and which habitats are the most endangered augment the plan by providing this information and a comprehensive way to display it.

Screen capture of the SuiteWater Application

SuiteWater: Natural Resources Planning and Analysis Tool

ONGOING | This project aimed at developing a web-based interface to integrate GIS, spatial data, textual information, photography, archived documents, user-generated content, and other information for incorporation into the resource planning process and the associated development of planning documents.

Screen Capture of the WPLI Application

Wilderness Society - Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI)

ONGOING | The purpose of the WPLI Resource Mapping application is to provide a comprehensive dataset for use by Wyoming county advisory teams in evaluating and proposing public land use recommendations as part of the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI).

Screen Capture of the Wyoming Migration Initiative Application

Wyoming Migration Initiative (WMI)

IN PROGRESS | The Wyoming Migration Initiative partnered with the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) to develop a secure database for Wyoming’s GPS movement studies. The database and viewer are now a standard archive for ungulate movement data in Wyoming and a durable resource for the state and region.

Screen capture of the WyoBio About Page

Wyoming Biodiversity Citizen Science Initiative (WyoBio)

ONGOING | The mission of The Wyoming Biodiversity Citizen Science Initiative (WyoBio) is to create a community of professional and non-professional scientists interested in Wyoming’s natural heritage. WyoBio will provide a visually stunning and scientifically rigorous forum for inquiry by enabling participants to input data, access and visualize data, and communicate among members.

A screengrab of the ORCA application

Oregon Compliance Assistant (ORCA)

IN PROGRESS |Developed in partnership with the Oregon NRCS and the University of Wyoming’s WYGISC, ORCA is best described as a container that can hold multiple tools to support group communication, and wildlife, cultural and geologic resource decision making for project planning and management.

Screen Capture of the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative Home Page

WCCA - Wyoming Public Lands Initiative Information Hub

IN PROGRESS | The overall objective in developing the WPLI story map platform is to utilize an easy-to-access Web mapping framework to present qualitative and quantitative information supporting public engagement and education on Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) currently under review across nine Wyoming counties.

Screen capture of the login to IRMA

Wyoming Integrated Resource Management Analyst

ONGOING | The Integrated Resource Management Analyst (IRMA) is a web-based resource analysis application that allows Wyoming NRCS employees to quickly and easily, assess cultural resources and wildlife resources. It uses the latest in GIS technology but because it is web-based, does not require the user to have GIS software loaded on their machine. All they need is a modern web browser.

Screen capture of the WISDOM application

Wyoming Interagency Spatial Database & Online Mangement (WISDOM) System

ONGOING | The Wyoming Interagency Spatial Database & Online Management (WISDOM) System is a user-friendly tool that will allow any interested individual to discover, consider, and assess Wyoming’s wildlife resources. WISDOM is intended to provide landscape-level information during the early stages of project planning.

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