Geoide Phase IV, Project 41, NL Node

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A description of the NL GEOIDE project regarding the Geoweb and web 2.0 web components on species distribution in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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GEOWEB Goes Wild: the development of a web 2.0 interface to increase wildlife data from public website users : 

GEOWEB Goes Wild: the development of a web 2.0 interface to increase wildlife data from public website users Randy Skinner, MSc. Envs. Candidate, Environmental Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador.Landscape Ecology and Spatial Analysis Lab (LESA) The GEOIDE Network is made possible through the funding of the Networks of Centres of Excellence program (NCE). GEOIDE Phase IV, Project 41, NL Node

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Outline NL Project overview Methods Outcomes Long-term significance Timeline Overview Methods Significance Outline Outcomes

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Overview Boreal felt lichen spatial distribution Research data > 10+ years of data Data opportunistic Spatial focus Timeline Overview Methods Significance Outline Outcomes How do researchers gather more information? time, money, resources, geography public information?

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Methods Timeline Overview Methods Significance Outline Outcomes

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Methods Development of website, web presence branding www.nlnaturetracker.com Timeline Overview Methods Significance Outline Outcomes

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Methods Multi-species format Charismatic vs. non-charismatic species WEB 2.0 components Interactive mapping Photo submission/posting Forum postings Timeline Overview Methods Significance Outline Outcomes

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Methods Statistical Analysis Web-based statistics – web traffic Most popular pages Duration of visit Duration of page visit Number of repeat visits to site or page The origin of the user Web 2.0 statistics Frequency and volume of user input Positive and negative input Timeline Overview Methods Significance Outline Outcomes

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Outcomes Best-case scenario Increase viable spatial data Increase public awareness and stewardship values Worst-case scenario No appreciable data Website exploitation Timeline Overview Methods Significance Outline Outcomes

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Significance Impact on public input Increase importance? Stewardship, natural awareness Conservation education Impact on research data Increase data Dependent upon VGI Increase spatial distribution awareness Timeline Overview Methods Significance Outline Outcomes

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