With leadership from TNC and USGS, a Western Lake Erie restorable wetlands geodatabase will be designed and populated using advanced remote sensing and GIS methodologies and equipment at the Geospatial Analysis and Mapping Lab at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. The design will incorporate needs, ideas, and review from project participants and stakeholders. This will include sufficient spatial and thematic attribution, and accuracy for the objectives of the project. At a general level, features in the geodatabase may include lines, representing dikes and attributed with ownership, composition, year built, purpose, and management actions. Polygons representing wetland areas may be included and attributed with wetland type, ownership, management, and hydrologic modification.
The Nature Conservancy- Great Lakes Western Lake Erie Basin wetlands geodatabase