A digital atlas of Utah wilderness

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Geography
Author Warnick, Richard Michael
Title A digital atlas of Utah wilderness
Date 2011-12
Description Human-environment interaction has long been a primary theme of geographic thought. Public lands policies, and particularly wilderness designations, significantly shape the natural environment in western states such as Utah. Geographic information science and the Internet are now important parts of the policy-making toolkit, replacing paper maps and potentially leading to more democratization of wilderness and other important, long-term land use decisions. Geographical concepts such as regions are often employed in public land debates. Nongeographers have driven many of these developments. The goal of this research is to demonstrate a simple, low-cost, and accurate geographic information system (GIS) using an open-source approach and freely distributable datasets. The online Utah Wilderness Atlas will provide spatial and descriptive wildlands resource information to a general audience. It is now easier than ever to produce and exchange geospatial data; however, such data can still be difficult to use. Datasets vary in accuracy, source scale, and spatial extent and may be poorly documented. Casual users may not know where to look for the most appropriate or reliable data, and they may not have the skills or the computer software to convert specialized file formats into meaningful maps. The Utah Wilderness Atlas provides maps that can be read with a standard Web browser.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Atlas; Geography; GIS; Public lands; Utah; Wilderness
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name Master of Science
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Richard Michael Warnick 2011
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 13,219,250 bytes
Identifier us-etd3,60670
Source original in Marriott Library Special Collections ; G59.5 2011 .W37
ARK ark:/87278/s6668txh
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2012-04-24
Date Modified 2018-04-17
ID 194522
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6668txh
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