he Isle Royale Institute is a partnership between Michigan Technological University and Isle Royale National Park. The Institute is a component of the Ecosystem Science Center within the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences (SFRES). The administrative office is Room 132 in the U.J. Noblet Forestry Building.
Kenneth J. Vrana, Isle Royale Institute
The Isle Royale National Park Cultural Resources Interactive Mapping Project is a collaborative effort between Michigan Tech and Isle Royale National Park to provide a publicly accessible resource for learning about the cultural history of Isle Royale. The web-based interactive mapping application is the central navigation system for the website. Visitors may use the map application to navigate around the island, helping them to visualize the spatial relationship between cultural and historic sites. Clicking on different features within the map displays an informational popup box containing a few facts about each location or feature. The user has control over the map extent and the ability to toggle on or off theme specific features. If the visitor wishes to learn more about any particular cultural site, clicking the link within each popup box redirects them to a page with more detailed information and additional multimedia. Alternatively, visitors may also navigate through the website in traditional fashion by using the horizontal navigation bar fixed at the top of each page. Together, the interactive map and the website will provide the public with a powerful, user-friendly resource for accessing information about the cultural history of Isle Royale, with meaningful geographic representation of features, in an interactive web environment.
Project Supervisor and Content Manager
Seth DePasqual, Cultural Resource Manager
Web Design and Development / Interactive Web Map Development
Joseph Pilkington, MGIS Student
Interactive Features Components and Open Source Plugins