Forest Service Honors EFETAC Staff Members during Map Competition
The Forest Service sponsored a poster display area and map competition as part of the map gallery at the 2012 Esri International User Conference, which brought together a variety of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) professionals. Among the Forest Service winners were EFETAC biological scientist Bill Christie and ecologists Bill Hargrove and Steve Norman. Their poster entitled "The Tornado Outbreak of April, 2011 recorded by the USDA Forest Service's ‘Forest Change Assessment Viewer,'" which highlighted tornado disturbance maps and the satellite-based ForWarn tool, received the Best Communication Product/Output award. View the poster, and read more about the conference, map gallery, and other winning entries.