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NOTE: Google Maps API v2 is no longer supported by Google. Mapviewers that say API v3 should work properly.

Public Land Values in Victoria, Australia (Google Maps Version API v3)

This Google Maps viewer displays public land values and preferences in Victoria, Australia. This PPGIS data was collected in 2014 from about 1,900 participants who collectively identified more than 35,000 locations. Click on the drop down menu "View Layers" to display the distribution of selected public land values and management preferences.

Mapping Coral Reefs in the U.S. Virgin Islands (Google Maps Version API v3)

This Google Maps viewer displays unanalyzed PPGIS data from a current project, in collaboration with NOAA, where occupational divers identify coral reef conditions and threats in the U.S. Virgin Islands. This PPGIS data collection is ongoing and currently displays results from about 90 divers. Please be patient to allow the thousands of markers to overlay on top of Google Maps.

Southland Region of New Zealand (Google Maps Version API v3)

This Google Maps viewer displays PPGIS data collected from a 2011 study of the Southland Region in New Zealand. The PPGIS project was a collaboration with the New Zealand Department of Concservation (DOC). The Google map viewer shows the location of different value "hotspots" generated from the PPGIS data. Click on the "View Layers" drop down menu to turn different hotspot layers on/off.

Kangaroo Island, Australia (Google Maps Version API v3)

This is a Google Maps viewer that displays Kangaroo Island (South Australia) resident development preferences collected from two different PPGIS studies in 2004 and 2010. Kangaroo Island is an international tourism destination with high conservation value and is subject to tourism development pressure in areas proximate to national parks and coastal areas. This may be the first longitudinal PPGIS study completed with the same population. Click on the drop down menu "View Layers" to display the development preferences of residents over time.

Baffle Basin Region, Queenlsand, Australia (Google Maps Version API v3)

This is a Google Maps viewer that displays Baffle Basin resident values and development preferences collected in 2014. The Baffle Basin region has relatively low levels of development (primarily coastal) but emerging development issues include new residential and tourism development, and the potential for mining activiites. Click on the drop down menu "View Layers" to display the values and development preferences of residents.

Grand County Colorado (Google Maps Version API v3)

This is a Google Maps viewer that displays ecosystem service "hotspots" in Grand County, Colorado. The data was collected from Grand County residents in 2010 in an exploratory study to determine the strengths and weaknesses of using PPGIS for identifying ecosystem services. The study was completed in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Center for Spatial Information at Central Washington University. Click on the different map "layers" to display the different ecosystem service hotspots in Grand County. Several "threat" hotspots from wildfire and human development are also shown.

National Forests in the central Sierra Nevada (Google Maps Version API v2)

This is a Google Maps viewer that displays PPGIS data collected from a 2012 study of three national forests in the central Sierra Nevada in California. The national forests are the Sierra, Sequoia, and Inyo. Participants from randomly selected households in communies proximate to the three national forests placed digital markers representing national forest values and as well as preferences for various forest management activities. The map viewers shows the location of approximately 8,000 markers. Clicking on an individual marker in the map viewer shows the marker type.

Greater Alpine Region (Google Maps Version API v2)

This is a prototype Google Maps viewer that displays visitor experiences and perceived environmental impacts in national parks and historic areas in the Greater Alpine Region of Victoria, Australia. The data was collected in 2009 for Parks Victoria, the state agency that manages national parks in Victoria, to assist in developing a comprehensive park plan for the region. This application allows you to display different visitor experience and impact data layers while maintaining the full functionality of Google Maps (zoom, pan, different map views).

Greater Alpine Region (Google Earth Version)

This map viewer uses the Google Earth interface which provides for 3D viewing of park experiences and impacts in national parks and historic areas in the Greater Alpine Region of Victoria, Australia. If you do not have the browser "plug-in" for Google Earth, you will be prompted to download the plug-in.