Over the next two months, GeoSpatial Services staff will conduct wetlands and hydrology field work for projects in New Mexico and South Central Alaska. Data collected during these field trips will be used to support the digital wetland mapping efforts of student interns and GSS staff during the next year. GSS has recently hired several new student workers to support these projects.
The work in New Mexico is in partnership with the New Mexico Environment Department, Surface Water Quality Bureau, while the project on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula represents a partnership with the non-profit Kenai Watershed Forum. Once mapping is completed by student interns over the next year, it will be uploaded to the National Map and be used to support Google Maps and other online mapping applications.