Web map and application portal

Welcome to the GIS Web Mapping and Metadata Portal for the Viva Doņa Ana Regional Planning Initiative that is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Viva Doņa Ana Sustainable Communities Planning Project. The intent of this portal is to provide a means for interested parties to share GIS&T data via an interface that uses both ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Server tools to provide access to REST URLs that various local agencies are hosting and also data that agencies in the region have shared with the NMSU Spatial Application Research Center (SpARC) lab that are included in our Map Gallery.

Project background.

    In the fall of 2011, researchers in the Department of Geography at NMSU collaborated with staff at the City of Las Cruces and Doņa Ana County on a successful grant proposal to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program. The intent of the grant was to advance regional planning within the Camino Real Corridor in Doņa Ana County under HUD’s livability principles, and the Viva Doņa Ana Regional Planning Project was the effort that the project partners have worked to advance. To provide leadership for the project, the Camino Real Consortium and Regional Leadership Committee were formed...

Data cooperative Web portal.

    From early 2013 to spring of 2015, interested GIS&T professionals in the Paso del Norte region were invited to a series of meetings hosted at NMSU by which the GIS&T Users Group was to be formed. During these meetings, extensive discussions occurred concerning the best model by which a GIS&T Data Cooperative could be advanced, and these discussions lead to the development of a Data Cooperative Web Portal that would provide access to regional GIS&T data via a combination of REST URL services and a Map Gallery that NMSU would host on one of its servers. The link below provides access to the Map Gallery and REST services that are the outcome of this work.

Project partners.

    Although faculty and staff in the SpARC Lab at NMSU conducted the work documented at this site under contract with Doņa Ana County as part of the Viva Doņa Ana Project, we had considerable assistance from many partners whose assistance we greatly appreciate. As noted at the link on the data cooperative Web portal, interested GIS&T professionals in the Paso del Norte region met several times from early 2013 to spring of 2015 to advance work on the Users Group and data portal, and these people were very helpful in guiding the work on the project, sharing data via both the hosting of REST services and direct data transfers, and sharing insights on related GIS&T issues...