The GLOWA Jordan River Atlas (Briefing 1.4)

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dc.contributor Universität Tübingen / Abteilung Vegetationsökologie de_CH Claus, Cornelia de_DE Braun, Andreas de_DE Rysavy, Anne de_DE Tielbörger, Katja de_DE 2013-07-29 de_DE 2014-03-17T11:33:41Z 2013-07-29 de_DE 2014-03-17T11:33:41Z 2013 de_DE
dc.identifier.other 391728865 de_DE
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dc.description.abstract Interdisciplinary and multinational research projects lasting over several years gather vast quantities of data and finally produce multiple outputs of the most salient findings. However, after all these challenging years scientists and particularly project coordinators face the even bigger challenge to gather and present the results of the project, as well as to make them accessible to stakeholders and scientists. This challenge has been overcome with the GLOWA Jordan River Atlas which is the first publicly accessible transregional and transdisciplinary end-user GIS for the Jordan River region. The GLOWA Jordan River Atlas has been assembled with Geopublisher, an atlas authoring system which has been developed within the frame of another GLOWA project (GLOWA IMPETUS). The atlas allows scientist to quickly create digital multimedia maps in order to present results. It supports the storage, presentation and publication of several data formats including texts, images, videos and geodata. Geopublisher is a digital, free and open source software available at The GLOWA Jordan River Atlas can be accessed online via the project server and also stored offline on DVD, USB or hard disk. As it is based on Java, no additional software is needed to access and view the data. The Atlas comprises a brief chapter containing background information on the GLOWA Jordan River Project as well as the models and tools developed within the framework of the project. However, the main parts of the atlas are maps of Climate, Hydrology, Water Management, Agriculture, Ecosystems, Socio Economy and Landuse, representing current and future scenarios of the Jordan River region. Each map comprises a short description containing key messages, methods, sources, citations, contact data and references which is displayed on the left hand side of the interface. Besides this description, each map consists of a certain number of datasets (“layers”) which can be viewed in the map. Points, lines and areas are stored as vector data, maps of larger extent are displayed as a raster image. Each layer contains individual metadata, consisting of information about the source, methodology, authors and year of the corresponding data. In addition to the thematic contents, further background information about cities, roads, waterflows and elevations can be added to each map. Each layer has a symbology colour code which is explained in the legend. By overlaying several datasets, information of different types can be viewed in a combined way which helps to understand interrelations of different phenomena. Users of the Atlas can view, print and store the maps (e.g. as PNG images), look at the attributes of the raster and vector files, change the colors, classification, labels or transparency of the displayed data, search and filter the data according to personal interests, add, remove, combine and overlay different layers, download the data (if allowed by the author of the dataset) in common file types (Shapefile, GeoTiff, ASCII, PDF), import them into a personal GIS, and make queries about the data. The Atlas can therefore be understood as a basic desktop GIS application which helps to organize, visualize, analyze and present data that have been investigated within the GLOWA Jordan River project. However, the user is not required to be an expert in data handling. It is therefore suitable for users from all backgrounds, for example researchers, organizations, politicians, teachers and as well as private persons. After launching the program for the first time, it will be checked if the required Java environment is already installed on the computer, otherwise it will be downloaded automatically. Once downloaded (or copied from another computer) and installed no further internet access is needed for running the application. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
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dc.subject.classification Atlas , Software , Internet , Geoinformationssystem , Veröffentlichung , Open Source , Jordantal de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 333.7 de_DE
dc.subject.other GIS , Publicly accessible , Transregional and transdisciplinary , Geopublisher , Jordan River Basin en
dc.title The GLOWA Jordan River Atlas (Briefing 1.4) en
dc.type Other de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Sonstige/Externe de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 9 Sonstige / Externe de_DE
dcterms.DCMIType Text de_DE
utue.publikation.typ report de_DE 6933 de_DE
utue.opus.portal glowa de_DE
utue.opus.portalzaehlung 0.00000 de_DE


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