Data Basin is a science-based mapping and analysis platform that supports learning, research, and sustainable environmental stewardship. The platform is used by interested citizens, students and educators, natural resource practitioners, and scientists from diverse sectors and geographies.
The core of Data Basin is free and provides open access to thousands of scientifically-grounded, biological, physical, and socioeconomic datasets. This user-friendly platform enables people with varying levels of technical expertise to:
- Explore and organize data and information.
- Create custom visualizations, drawings, and analyses.
- Utilize collaborative tools in groups.
- Publish datasets, maps, and galleries.
- Develop decision-support and custom tools.
Data Basin supports researchers, natural resource managers, advocates, teachers, students, and members of the engaged public. Members create and participate in working groups where they can visualize, draw, comment, and discuss relevant topics or geographies. Data Basin breaks down barriers to collaboration and negotiation for users affiliated with universities, non-profits, tribes, companies, and local, state, federal, and national governments.
Customized instances of Data Basin—called Gateways—are sites that showcase spatial information for a particular geography, topic, project, or organization. Curated by members of various interest groups, Gateways include a subset of the data available on Data Basin.