Pilot Project: "Collecting satellite data applied to the Protection of the Corcovado National Park" November 2007
Corcovado National Park
One of the greatest needs in this park was to have a mapping and data collection information on the site to keep track of hunters, workers, camps, and relevant observations of flora and fauna.
In addition, having data about trail protection, research and tourism in those sites with satellite signal and radio communication.
This all would be a primary source for decision making for both park rangers and others interested in the management of protected areas.
Provide the Corcovado National Park personnel the training and equipment necessary for data collection and analysis of information.
- Staff Training
- Implementation of three training modules
- Introduction to basic mapping
- Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- GPS and Advanced Arcview
- Some of the modules’content:
- Topographical map, basic components of a map, symbols, representation of boundaries, water, geographical location, representing the land relief.
- Architecture of GIS, GIS subsystems, data entry, database management, analysis, generation of products (maps, tables, graphs, space), among others.
- Scanning and georeferencing images, digitizing and georeferencing on screen a display of geographic elements, spatial and statistical analysis with ArcView (Xtools), use of the Distance extension and Azimut Tools.
- Computer Equipment Repair
- Purchase of equipment (computers, GPS)
- Collection of GPS points in the field
- Information processing
- Preparation of protocols and databases
- Preparation of respective maps
$7.000 US dollars