The Biosciences Technical Working Groups brings together stakeholders to work on GIS data and infrastructure related to biological organisms and their environment, including the relationship between humans and organisms
To provide GIS Professionals, the public and other organizations with easy access to Bioscientific data that is comprehensive, authoritative, high-quality, well-documented, standardized, easy to find and in a format that is easy to use.
- Identify which topics should be included in the Bioscience data Theme and included in The Idaho Map (TIM). For the identified topics, identify the authoritative dataset and evaluate the quality, completeness and infrastructure and access to those datasets. If standardized, comprehensive datasets do not exist yet then help facilitate the creation of those datasets.
- Develop standards including standardized data schemes for the datasets that should be included in The Idaho Map. Work with the Idaho Geospatial Council and its Executive committee to have those standards approved and develop nominations for inclusion of those datasets in The Idaho Map.
- Participate in discussions for the vertical integration of datasets, for example when administrative boundaries related to hunting follow boundaries in other administrative datasets
- Work with the Land Use and Land Cover Technical Working Group to determine whether data layers related to habitat and landscapes should be part of the Bioscience Technical Working Group or the Land Cover Land Use Technical Working group.
- Identify trends and issues related to Bioscience that may impact the GIS community in Idaho, for example when Federal legislation or trends impact the access to, and distribution of data.
- Provide a forum where different stakeholders with an interest in GIS data layers belonging to the Bioscience theme can communicate, collaborate and learn from each other.
Hunting access to Private Lands
Fishing and Boating Access
Bighorn Sheep Distribution
Species Range for ..
Wildland Management Areas
Information System Program Manager
Idaho Department of Fish & Game