Map Service - online Maps through ArcGIS
All maps produced by the REA are viewable through map services. Map services may be viewed through a variety of applications including ESRI ArcGIS ArcMap, ArcGIS.com, ArcGIS Explorer, and Google Earth. Please note that viewing map services through ArcGIS.com does not require the use of any third party software; all the other viewing applications do require additional software (i.e., you must download Google Earth). Maps are also available as map files (.mxd format) to BLM personnel or REA Collaborators only (see the Data Access section below for more information on who is included in these users groups).
For each REA, there are dozens of maps available for viewing and download. All maps published in the final REA reports are hyperlinked to map services such that all users can access maps directly from the reports. Before entering the data portal, users should review the maps in the report or the Map Catalog to determine which maps are of interest to them. The Map Catalog provides descriptions of all the available maps, plus information regarding their role in the REA (i.e., Does it display a Conservation Element or Change Agent? What was the relevant Management Question(s)?).
Terminal Services (restricted access) Data, Metadata, Maps, and Models
Terminal Services provide the user with access to ESRI ArcGIS Desktop applications (i.e., ArcCatalog and ArcMap) in which they can view and download REA data, maps, and models. Please note that terminal services are available only to BLM personnel and REA Collaborators (see the Data Access section below for more information on who is included in these users groups); they are not available to the public due to software licensing limitations.
|Access to the Data Portal|
To access the Data Portal, click the box to the right. You will first be directed to a Data Disclaimer which provides important information about the intended use and limitations of the data.