The Interactive Coastal Atlas Map Viewer is an updated web-based mapping resource that will allow users the ability to manipulate and view a variety of geospatial data layers as well as create and print customized Ohio Coastal Atlas maps. The ICA Map Viewer is built using ArcGIS Viewer for Flex technology and is powered by Esri.
The ICA Map Viewer 2.0 integrates many topic-specific ‘use-case’ data layers, including layers that focus on Lake Erie Demographics, Lake Erie Environment, Lake Erie History, the Lake Erie Watershed, Ports and Harbors and Public Access.
What is a Use Case? A use case is a particular issue or initiative with a focused set of users having a particular interest and who ask and answer the questions needed to address the tasks and concerns associated with that issue. Below is a list of the use case topics included in the ICA Map Viewer 2.0:
Engineering and Surveying: The Engineering and Surveying use case data featured in the ICA Map Viewer 2.0 includes map service layers discussed in the Coastal Design Manual and others that pertain to coastal engineering and surveying. This information is also available in the Engineering and Surveying Use Case Map Viewer, a standalone interactive map viewer.
Lake Erie Demographics: View demographic and other geographical boundaries, such as school district, telephone service and ZIP-code boundaries.
Lake Erie Environment: Discover the ecological network that makes the Lake Erie region a dynamic and vital habitat for many aquatic and terrestrial species. The Lake Erie Environment use case data collection features geographic information used in Chapter 4 (Land Use and Protected Lands), Chapter 7 (Habitat), Chapter 8 (Soils) and Chapter 9 (Ground Water) of the Ohio Coastal Atlas Second Edition.
Lake Erie History: View geographic information that highlights how Lake Erie influenced and helped shape Native American and modern-day civilizations. Also see how Lake Erie played a significant role in the Revolutionary War, the civil rights movement and during the American industrial revolution.
Lake Erie Watershed: Gain familiarity with the Lake Erie Watershed and its subwatersheds and begin to understand the importance of watershed conservation. The Lake Erie Watershed use case data collection features geographic information used in Chapter 3 (Lake Erie Watershed) of the Ohio Coastal Atlas Second Edition.
Public Access and Recreation: Find the locations of Ohio's Lake Erie Public Access sites. The Public Access and Recreation use case data collection features geographic information published in Ohio’s Lake Erie Public Access Guide.
Ports and Harbors: Understand the importance of Lake Erie as a navigable waterway for industrial, commercial and recreational purposes. The Ports and Harbors use case data collection features geographic information used in Chapter 5 (Outdoor Recreation and Tourism) and Chapter 13 (Ports and Transportation) of the Ohio Coastal Atlas Second Edition.
To access the Ohio Coastal Atlas collection of standalone Use Case Map Viewers, click here.
Standalone Use Case Map Viewers feature the following topics: Engineering and Surveying, Lake Erie Shore Erosion and Lake Erie Public Access.