U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Data are provided in data packages, formatted either as a layer package file (.lpk) or zipped file (.zip). Each package contains a data set, its metadata, and a layer file (containing symbology information to display the data). Once saved, unpack or unzip the data package to access the files within it. See the User’s Guide for more information on REA data.
ArcGIS.com: Click on the ArcGIS.com hyperlink in the Map Catalog to view a map online. In ArcGIS.com, you can interact with the REA data, add additional data, and create a customized map. You do not need any GIS software to use ArcGIS.com, only Internet access.
Map Services: If you would like to view a map through a specific application (such as ESRI ArcMap), click on the Map Service link in the Map Catalog. You will be directed to a Services Directory from which you can elect to view a map in ArcMap, ArcGIS Explorer, or Google Earth. You must have these applications installed first.
All non-proprietary geoprocessing models used in an REA are available for download through the Model Catalogs listed above. Model Catalogs describe each model and provide a hyperlink to download it and its supporting documentation. Simply open the Model Catalog, click on a Download hyperlink, and save the file.
Models are provided as zipped files (.zip), that contain models and/or script files and supporting documentation. Models and script files come in a variety of formats, but are primarily ArcGIS Toolboxes (.tbx) and Python scripts (.py). To view the models or scripts, you must have the corresponding software applications installed first (e.g., to view a Toolbox file you need to use ArcMap or ArcCatalog). See the REA Data Portal User’s Guide for more information on REA models.
REA SharePoint Site (BLM, DOI, or REA Collaborators only)
DOI Personnel: Log into the REA SharePoint using your Windows Active Directory username and password. Include your agency domain with your username (e.g., blm\jsmith).
REA Collaborators: Persons outside of the DOI who are collaborating on an REA can request access to the REA SharePoint site through their AMT Lead. See the REA Sharepoint Users's Guide for information on how to request SharePoint sponsorship. Once you are sponsored, log into the REA SharePoint with your username and password and include the BLM domain with your username (e.g., blm\jsmith).
ArcGIS Desktop (BLM personnel only)
All BLM Personnel:
To report problems either with the REA Data Portal or with REA data products,