Mapping Tech Key to Data Apps That Bust Silos
Effective HCPs rely on high quality conservation science and rapidly evolving mapping technologies. Advances in both fields have reached a point of potentially tranforming how HCPs are developed and implemented at any spatial extent.
Government, academia, and conservation NGOs have led the way in creating and maintaining the most relevant spatial data and information needed for HCPs, but traditional social and political norms have resulted in tremendous barriers to making the best of what we know about species and natural communities and have frequently made meaningful stakeholder participation in the process extremely difficult.
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Strittholt, James R. (2016) Mapping Tech Key to Data Apps That Bust Silos, Environmental Law Institute, Washington D.C.