Scope of Work for Geodata Services, Inc. for SVCC Fish and Wildlife Mini-Grant
Geodata Services, Inc. (Geodata) will provide 50 hours of professional GIS assistance to the Swan Valley Community Council (SVCC) and Rural Initiatives (RI).
- Geodata will set up and maintain a publicly available web site through November 30, 2011, with the ability to provide map images, data documentation, selected dynamic web maps, and the ability to capture review comments and interactive collaborative dialog. The SVCC will be responsible for making all interested parties aware of the site.
- Geodata will recommend data sources. The SVCC and Geodata will explore the use of the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (CAPS) project data for use in the Community Profile. CAPS is the premiere wildlife GIS data set available, and we recommend using some form of terrestrial and acquatic summary layers and maps. Geodata will post and maintain thumbnail map images and brief data descriptions of likely potential data sources to fulfill the goal of the mini grant on an open, publicly available web site, along with a method for visitors to the site to comment on the maps.
- Geodata will provide a summary of all comments from the web site to the SVCC and RI in digital spreadsheet form. SVCC in concert with RI will analyze comments and provide a written summary of recommendations on the desired maps and content of each. Geodata will review those recommendations and post professional GIS advice on the potential data sources and processing required for the desired maps, and prepare an online survey to allow the participants and the public to rank the desired maps and content in priority order. RI will review all posted recommendations and results of the survey and make a final decision on the desired maps to be included in the final map products for the mini-grant, and provide a written summary to be posted on the website.
- In a WebEx enabled conference call hosted by Geodata, key participants will develop a logistics plan and schedule to collectively process acquire and process the desired data for the final map products. Final maps and their associated content will be posted in dynamic maps on the web site, hosted through Geodata’s ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online, and shown with the ArcGIS.com viewer. Comments on the final maps and their content will be reviewed.
- Geodata will develop and recommend a map layout template that will meet county guidelines through coordination with RI's GIS technician, Nate Rogers.
- Geodata will assist RI, subject to remaining available hours in this agreement, in preparing GIS layers to be published as PDF maps at scales designated by RI as final deliverables for the mini-grant. All final processed data and documentation that is developed by Geodata will be provided to SVCC and RI. GIS work by RI is subject to available funding.