The students of the University of Nebraska’s Peter Kiewit Institute, working together with the US National Park Service have developed the Lewis and Clark gNET. This historical resoruce leverages data and technology from Red Hen Systems and the US Army Corps of Engineers to provide an interactive, geospatially referenced streaming video application.
The folks at Red Hen Systems explain… Visitors to the Lewis and Clark gNET website have the ability to view streaming video of the Missouri and James rivers, along with GPS data including latitude, longitude, altitude, speed, and heading all updated in real time as the video streams. Lewis and Clark events from the gNET database are updated as the viewers location approaches these historic sites.
Under the “Mapping” category, the site features:
- Interactive Maps of the Lewis and Clark Trail
- FlyOver feature of the website presents a virtual flyover
- Websites related to Historic Maps of the Lewis and Clark Journey
The interactive mapper presents an attractive GUI and presents a number of data layers, including boatramps, events, campsites, and shaded relief.
Kudos to the developers of this web app… it’s fast, appealing, and effective… Thumbs up! (Glenn)