Amy Keister

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About Amy Keister

Amy coordinates GIS for the South Atlantic and Southeast Blueprints. She focuses on improving the geospatial models underlying the Blueprints, and on developing user-friendly GIS tools and models to help support collaborative landscape-scale conservation in the Southeast.

Where are my protected lands?

Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know about some tips and exciting new updates about how to access, use, and view protected areas within our South Atlantic LCC geography. Knowing where protected lands are is extremely important.  One might think finding region-wide, accurate, and regularly maintained data sets representing protected lands is easy, but [...]

By |October 5th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Where are my protected lands?

Blueprint 2.0 Data Gallery tour

While you review the draft Blueprint 2.0, you may be interested in digging in and exploring the data that forms the foundation of the Blueprint. Let’s take a quick tour of the Blueprint 2.0 data gallery, where you can find the underlying spatial data. Of course, the most important thing that you will find in [...]

By |May 5th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Blueprint 2.0 Data Gallery tour

Looking for volunteers who have GIS workstations and aren’t afraid to use them

Do you have a fast GIS workstation that you’d like to share for the good of the conservation community?  Are you interested in learning more about how the South Atlantic LCC is using Zonation, a conservation planning software package, in Blueprint 2.0?  Do you have the strength of a grizzly and the reflexes of a puma? [...]

By |December 4th, 2014|Blueprint Staff Blog|3 Comments

Big news for Data Basin map page

Reposted from the Conservation Biology Institute's Blog by Gwynne Corrigan, CBI Social Media & Communications Coordinator  Major Changes to Data Basin Mapping Tools Map Improvements and New Features Have you explored Data Basin?  Launched in 2010, Data Basin is a web-based platform that integrates science, mapping, and the conservation community.  The platform was developed by Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) to [...]

By |August 29th, 2014|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Big news for Data Basin map page

Urban growth in the news

Several stories about urban growth projections for the Southeast have hit the virtual newsstands today in publications such as the Washington Post, Atlantic Business Chronicle, and North Carolina Public Radio.  To learn more about these urban growth projections in our region check out the full journal article "The Southern Megalopolis: Using the Past to Predict the Future of Urban [...]

By |July 31st, 2014|Blueprint Staff Blog|1 Comment

National Land Cover Database, Current Results and Future Plans

By now you all have probably heard that the 2011 National Land Cover Database (NLCD) has been released.  It is always exciting to get another snapshot of land cover that is consistent across our entire landscape. I was even more excited after listening into the webinar "The NLCD, Current Results and Future Plans".  In this webinar Dr Homer announced [...]

By |May 2nd, 2014|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on National Land Cover Database, Current Results and Future Plans

Blueprint 1.0 – Now with Marine Priorities!

We have updated the Draft Blueprint 1.0 on the Conservation Planning Atlas (CPA).  This updated version includes the draft results from the Marine Blueprint Workshops.  The attendees of the Marine Blueprint Workshops are still providing information for this draft, but we wanted to make the current version available for your review and discussion.  We have also [...]

By |March 7th, 2014|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Blueprint 1.0 – Now with Marine Priorities!

Draft Blueprint 1.0 on Conservation Planning Atlas

Rua just announced that you can now view the Draft Blueprint 1.0 on the Conservation Planning Atlas.  If you haven't used the CPA much yet, here is a short video to help you get started.

By |February 3rd, 2014|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Draft Blueprint 1.0 on Conservation Planning Atlas

Blueprint Workshop Results Now Public

The results from the Blueprint workshops are now available for public viewing on the Conservation Planning Atlas (CPA).   After the workshops, participants were given an opportunity to review the results and make sure we captured all of the comments from their workshop breakout groups.  Some of our day 2 breakout groups decided to build [...]

By |January 6th, 2014|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Blueprint Workshop Results Now Public

Spatial Data at Workshops and Online

Ken recently wrote a blog post about your Cooperative's Blueprint development workshops. Two workshops were recently held in Raleigh and two more will be held in Savannah, GA on November 19th and 20th. During these workshops participants have the opportunity to view spatial data related to indicators and future threats across the South Atlantic.   Many [...]

By |November 5th, 2013|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Spatial Data at Workshops and Online