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TerrainWorks (NetMap): Designed to Address a Challange

Many federal, state, NGO and private organizations have similar and overlapping objectives, questions, and analysis needs. Resource management and conservation are increasingly being applied at large spatial scales (watersheds, national forests, landscapes, states, and regions) involving multiple interacting agencies and partnering stakeholders.

Yet, the analysis capabilities of agencies, NGOs, and the private sector are limited.

This challenge points to the future of applied watershed science. Learn more about how to address the challenge. TerrainWorks (NetMap) embraces the future through an initiative that is built upon three key concepts:

Developing Digital Hydroscapes of uniform data structure with advanced capabilities;
Developing Analysis Tools (NetMap) that work within the Digital Hydroscape to support the community sharing of tools and knowledge;
Sustaining the system over time through shared, bottom up program maintenance (user licenses).

The TerrainWorks system of analysis is provided in several formats: 
(1) NetMap Tools  coupled to Hydroscapes for conducting your own assessments;
(2) Completed Watershed Assessment Packages to economically support management and conservation programs and objectives;
(3) Custom analyses that provide stakeholders with greater power, flexibility and sustainability ("living analyses").

The system is underpinned by TerrainWorks defining platform: The Digital Hydroscape

See Our Unique Approach to Analyses and Consultations

We also partner on consulting projects.





TerrainWorks Community Science & Technology

A unique and powerful aspect of TerrainWorks (NetMap) is its ability to distribute science and technology, via its digital hyroscape and Tools, to all participants, thus leveraging ideas, expertise, experience and capital.  A tool built in one geographic location (say Oregon) is immediately shared among all users of NetMap. 

NetMap's networking extends across large areas of the western US, Canada and into Alaska. Join the network of Digital Landscapes and tools. Check current Digital Hydroscape Coverage. No coverage? We build new.


Learn about TerrainWorks (NetMap) Applications

TerrainWorks supports numerous types of applications relevant to natural resources:

Learn more.

See AGU EOS article on "The Future of Applied Watershed Science at Regional Scales".