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Grizzly Bear Research Database

The GIS Program is centralizing and maintaining the Grizzly Bear Program's massive spatial database.

Management of centralized grizzly bear research database supports multiple types of users. The Grizzly Bear Research Database is important because bear data can be quickly accessed and cross-referenced with other information, data collaboration opportunities exist with other agencies in Alberta, BC and in the US, and it helps to ensure the long-term conservation of grizzly bears in Alberta

  • 2001

    First Version Complete

    Progress update:Complete. The centralized database significantly improved overall data mgmt.

  • 2007

    Streamline GPS telemetry data processing & storage

    Progress update:Complete: Tools created to enable researchers to process incoming telemetry data

  • 2011

    2nd version of Grizzly Bear Research Database complete

    Progress update:Complete: Researchers now able to cross-reference bears with genetic info

Managing grizzly bear data

Presentation given at the ESRI 2009 International User Conference on the FRI GBP program and managing grizzly bear data.

Managing grizzly bear data

Presentation on management of spatial and non-spatial datasets for the Foothills Research Institute's Grizzly Bear Program.

Managing grizzly bear GPS data at the FMF

Report on grizzly bear data at the FMF; data collection, database design, GPS data and populating the database.

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