Introduction to the Restoration Atlas
The purpose of the Restoration Atlas is to provide resource managers, restoration practitioners, and the public with an interactive way to access existing data relevant to restoration in Rhode Island. It is a server-side mapping application, meaning that all processing is handled by the server. In order to receive a map, you must send a request to the server. The server will process the request and return the desired map to your computer.
Please note that the application is best used with Internet Explorer version 4.0 or higher via a highspeed connection such as DSL, cable, T1, or ethernet.
The Restoration Atlas is similar to other online mapping applications, but it also contains some customized features.
- - Click on the Metadata Catalog button on the lower left corner of the toolbar to access the metadata for all data used in the Restoration Atlas.
- - Click on the Help button in the lower right corner of the toolbar to access the help file. The help file describes how to use the mapping application tools, how to manipulate the data, and how to access the information contained within the data.
- - The Project Inventory is accessible from the "Restoration Type" data layer. To access information on a particular site in the Project Inventory:
1. Click on the Identify tool.
2. Click on a restoration site. A data table will open below the map containing data attributes and a "click here for more information" link to the Project Inventory (see below). You may have to scroll to the right side of the table to see the link.
3. Click this link to open a window displaying the Project Inventory results.
- Scale-dependent data include streams, roads, wetlands, and NOAA nautical charts. These data automatically appear when you zoom in on the map.
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