In the 2012 President's Budget Request, the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is terminated. As a result, all resources, databases, tools, and applications within this web site will be removed on January 15, 2012. For more information, please refer to the NBII Program Termination page.
NBII-NIN has partnered with The Nature Conservancy to provide a WMS/WFS service for data collected in the Neversink River Watershed of Southeastern New York by The Nature Conservancy's Delaware River Basin Program.
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This movie represents 12 monthly MODIS images of the Northeast (2004), captured from NASA's World Wind global data browsing tool.
Over the past decade there have been great advances in the variety, availability, and quality of digital spatial data. High resolution aerial photography, maps depicting the predicted species distributions, detailed descriptions of land use/land cover classification, and hundreds of other layers of geographic information are easily accessible at low or no cost through numerous data clearinghouses and Internet services.
This improved ability to describe the physical structure, environmental condition, and socioeconomic complexion of our world is being tapped more and more to help protect and manage our natural resources, and to plan for sustainable economic growth.
Also fueling this revolution is the rapid development of Internet-based mapping programs that allow users to view and analyze spatial data without specialized software or advanced skills in using geographic information systems (GIS). These dynamic new mapping tools give users the capability simply to view spatial data or to conduct more complex functions, enabling advanced decision support and high-level management operations.
This page contains a selection of links to spatial data and mapping resources for the eight-state region of the Northeast Information Node.
Blue Marble: Next Generation: "The original Blue Marble was a composite of four months of MODIS observations with a spatial resolution (level of detail) of 1 square kilometer per pixel. Blue Marble: Next Generation offers a year’s worth of monthly composites at a spatial resolution of 500 meters. These monthly images reveal seasonal changes to the land surface: the green-up and dying-back of vegetation in temperate regions such as North America and Europe, dry and wet seasons in the tropics, and advancing and retreating Northern Hemisphere snow cover." from http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/BlueMarble/ http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/