About IMRivers

IMRivers

Welcome to IMRivers.com

A new web site that nonprofit River Network Partner groups can use to develop interactive watershed maps and make them available to the public. For a small monthly fee, watershed groups can now use this tool to develop maps that until recently would have cost tens of thousands of dollars. The maps can display multiple layers of information including data, photos, videos and text. The information can be about land use, pollution sources, clean up and restoration activities, water quality, flows, natural history, recreational access – in fact, about almost anything desired.

What is IMRivers?

For the past year, River Network has provided assistance to Wansoo Im and VERTICES, LLC to develop an easy to use, interactive mapping application using Google Maps API and federal and state Internet GIS services. Dozens of groups have tested this system in their watersheds with great success.

How IMRivers Can Help?

You can create interactive maps that display multiple layers of information including data, photos, video, text. This information can be about anything from land use, pollution sources, clean up and restoration activities to water quality, flows, natural history or recreational access- each organization determines their own specialized content.

Imagine this…You are out on the river and see a violation. You take a photo or video, capture waypoint coordinates using any GPS unit and upload the digital file with your notes directly to your IMRivers mapsite -either directly on the river via a wireless connection or when you get back to the office. Within minutes, agency officials, stakeholders, the media and the public can see what is going on. The violation’s time and place are precisely documented and recorded. Just like that!

How much does it cost?

Typical GIS web-based systems cost tens of thousands of dollars to set up and maintain. For River Network partners, IMRivers applications cost just $25/month.

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