Interactive Mapping Tool for Vieques, Puerto Rico Provides Rich Immersion into Underwater Habitats
NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science announced the launch of the Vieques Biogeography Integrated Online Mapper (BIOMapper). BIOMapper lets users interactively view data, aerial imagery, dive photography, underwater video, and related publications for the “Ecological Characterization of the Marine Resources of Vieques, Puerto Rico” project. The tool is an easy way to view the benthic habitat data, examine the attributes of the data, and show different thematic representations of the data. In addition, you can see photography and videos taken during dive missions, linked to dive locations. PDF maps can be produced of user-selected areas in a pre-formatted template. The site is viewable in all browsers that have an Adobe Flash plugin. For more information, visit http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/coralreef/vieques_biomapper/vieques_biomapper.html.