Field Notes: The Polar Field Services Newsletter

ARMAP Can Be Your Map, Too

Dr. Erb presented this ARMAP image showing the location of NSF-funded International Polar Year research at a recent Greenland conference. Source: ARMAP

NSF's director of the Office of Polar Programs, Dr. Karl Erb, presented this ARMAP image at a recent science conference in Greenland. Source: ARMAP

We were very pleased when Dr. Erb used an image from ARMAP in his keynote address to the research and policy community attending the Greenland climate changes workshop, part of the Climate Days 2009 conference in Nuuk, Greenland.  “ARMAP is a great resource for showing information geospatially.  In this case NSF wanted to show all of the NSF-funded projects in the Arctic for IPY,” said Robbie Score, PFS’ ARMAP project manager.

The Arctic Research Mapping Application, a Web-based Internet map server for the Arctic, includes a number of accessible state-of-the-art online tools that benefit research scientists, logisticians, media personnel, and armchair researchers alike. Anyone with basic computer skills can fly around the Arctic with ARMAP, pausing at will to explore natural features (mountains, rivers), infrastructure (air strips, roads)—and the research done there.

ARMAP is the product of an NSF-funded collaboration between the University of Texas, El Paso; Nuna Technologies of Homer, Alaska; the University of Colorado’s Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research; CH2M HILL; and Polar Field Services. The application’s development is ongoing.

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