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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2013, 2(2), 385-404; doi:10.3390/ijgi2020385
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A Collaborative Geospatial Shoreline Inventory Tool to Guide Coastal Development and Habitat Conservation

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Received: 11 March 2013 / Revised: 2 May 2013 / Accepted: 2 May 2013 / Published: 13 May 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Collaborative Mapping)
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Abstract

We are developing a geospatial inventory tool that will guide habitat conservation, restoration and coastal development and benefit several stakeholders who seek mitigation and adaptation strategies to shoreline changes resulting from erosion and sea level rise. The ESRI Geoportal Server, which is a type of web portal used to find and access geospatial information in a central repository, is customized by adding a Geoinventory tool capability that allows any shoreline related data to be searched, displayed and analyzed on a map viewer. Users will be able to select sections of the shoreline and generate statistical reports in the map viewer to allow for comparisons. The tool will also facilitate map-based discussion forums and creation of user groups to encourage citizen participation in decisions regarding shoreline stabilization and restoration, thereby promoting sustainable coastal development.
Keywords: participatory GIS; collaborative mapping; ESRI GeoPortal Server; coastal planning; geovisualization participatory GIS; collaborative mapping; ESRI GeoPortal Server; coastal planning; geovisualization
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Mitsova, D.; Wissinger, F.; Esnard, A.-M.; Shankar, R.; Gies, P. A Collaborative Geospatial Shoreline Inventory Tool to Guide Coastal Development and Habitat Conservation. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2013, 2, 385-404.

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