NJ Wildlife Habitat Finder
The NJDEP maintains a statewide wildlife habitat data set that details conservation requirements. Using desktop GIS software, a site-specific search is a time-intensive process, taking minutes or hours to run geoprocessing operations for specific properties.
Now, by leveraging advances in web-based mapping technology, a user can draw a custom area in a browser window and return results in seconds.
- Project overview and data description
- Convert Geodatabase Vector Data with Related Tables to Vector Tiles
- How to Save a Mapbox GL Web Map Extent as an Image
Try the tool (NJ Wildlife Habitat Finder): zoom to an area by typing an address into the search bar or by using the zoom navigation buttons. Then, draw a custom shape to display a list of wildlife habitat within the selected area.
- Define a process for interacting with large vector data sets in a browser using open source libraries
- Test a method for appending related table data to vector tiles as JSON objects
- Create a Proof of Concept data processing workflow that can be applied to similar situations
- Design an application that allows a user to interact with the data in a browser
- Established a repeatable workflow for a common scenario across sectors: processing geodatabase files to vector tiles for access in web applications
- Provided a resource for planners and conservationists in New Jersey
- Docker 18_
Preparing the data
Build the data preperation docker container
Download and process the data.
Edit access token and host information
src/app/config.js: add your Mapbox Access Token
To point at your own data that was prepared in the previous step,
you'll need to serve it out in some publicly accessible endpoint, and modify
HOST configuration variable in
src/app/config.js such that the tiles are available at
Run the development server