SharedGeo Commences IT System Buildout to Support USFWS GLRI Project
SharedGeo announced today it had commenced buildout of the information technology capabilities required to support the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) participation in the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). Upon completion of the first phase of the project, SharedGeo anticipates its servers will be hosting up to 50 TBs of wetland imagery for the Great Lakes basin. As such, SharedGeo believes it will be creating the most comprehensive dynamic on-line inventory of remote sensing imagery for the area in existence. Imagery will be made available to the public, academic, and research communities in support of a variety of efforts focused on restoring wetland habitat throughout the basin. In addition to the USFWS and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, SharedGeo’s partners in the effort include Ducks Unlimited, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, and Michigan Technological University.