ARMAP and AOV continue to prepare the next generation of innovators through cyberinfrastructure training for graduate students. Lead developer Ari Kassin, PhD Comp. Sci., will further his career as a GIS Analyst and Database Programmer with the City of El Paso. Mauricio Barba, MSc Elect. & Comp. Eng., has stepped into the lead programming role.
A new “heat map” — called “Project Density” — has been added to the Viewer, showing concentration of research activity with a color gradient that varies spatially. You can turn this data layer on or off in the Layers pane, where you can also adjust its transparency. Please let us know if you like it.
An alert system has been established to detect unexpected server downtime, improving reliability of our web services and Viewer.
The ARMAP Map Gallery page has been updated with fresh images, summary maps that can be easily downloaded for presentations etc. Please let us know if you’d like to see other maps featured there.
The Team continues to contribute to various planning and coordination activities, including the IARPC Arctic Observing and Arctic Data subteams, the IASC/SAON Arctic Data Committee, and related working groups focused on federated search, semantics, and data interoperability, with direct and indirect benefits to ARMAP and AOV.