Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS):
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) provide a powerful tool for combining maps with database information. GIS analyzes spatial location and integrates data to help foster smarter decision-making, identify trends, monitor change, and support management strategies.
- CAL FIRE’s Forest Practice Watershed Mapper is a GIS application for viewing and querying data. It not only contains locations and summary statistics on timber harvesting, it is a good resource for viewing fisheries’ status.
CAL FIRE’s Fire and Resource Assessment Program (FRAP)
National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
- Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Web Soil Survey provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. Click on the green button “START WSS” to get started.