Barrow Area Information Database (BAID) Geospatial Data Sets, Barrow, AK, USA

The Barrow Area Information Database (BAID) data collection is comprised of geospatial data for the research hubs of Barrow, Atqasuk and Ivotuk on Alaska's North Slope. Over 9600 research plots and instrument locations are included in the BAID research sites database. Updates to the project tracking database are ongoing through field mapping of new research locations and extant sampling sites dating back to the 1940s. Many ancillary data layers are also compiled to facilitate research activities and science communication. These geospatial data sets have been compiled through BAID and related NSF efforts. Geospatial data unique to this project are currently browseable via the BAID archive and include shapefiles of research information (sampling sites and instrumentation, the NOAA-CMDL clean air sector), administrative units (Barrow Environmental Observatory Science Research District plus adjacent federal lands, village districts, zoning, tax parcels, and the Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation boundary), infrastructure (power poles, snow fences, roads), erosion data for Elson Lagoon and imagery (declassified military imagery, air photo mosaics, IKONOS, Landsat, Quickbird, SAR and flight line indexes). Related data sets can be browsed via BAID’s web mapping tools and downloaded via the “Related links” section below. In addition, the BAID Internet Map Server (BAID-IMS) provides browse access to a number of additional layers which are available for download through catalog pages at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), the Alaska Geospatial Data Clearinghouse at USGS and the Alaska State Geo-Spatial Data Clearinghouse. Some layers are proprietary and are only available for browse access in BAID-IMS through special agreement. BAID provides a suite of user interfaces (Internet Map Server, Google Earth and Adobe Flex) and Open Geospatial Consortium web services for accessing the research plots and instrument locations. For more information on these tools, visit the BAID homepage in the links section below. BAID is a collaborative development effort between the Systems Ecology Lab at the University of Texas at El Paso and Nuna Technologies. BAID is funded by the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs Arctic Sciences Division (OPP 0454996.) BAID was initiated as a prototype through the Federal Geographic Data Committee's Cooperative Agreement Program (USGS Award: 03HQAG0177) via a grant to the Barrow Arctic Science Consortium to initiate the Barrow Area Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI).

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1948-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2010-01-31T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1948-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2010-01-31T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 71.26700
Bounding Box South Lat 70.46700
Bounding Box West Long -160.01700
Bounding Box East Long -153.50000
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : metadata_table.html

Documentation #2 : readme.html

106.ARCSS031 : is a companion to dataset 106.ARCSS400

106.310 : is a companion to dataset 106.ARCSS400

106.302 : is a companion to dataset 106.ARCSS400

106.301 : is a companion to dataset 106.ARCSS400

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Resource Format ZIP: PKZIP (application/zip)
JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) (image/jpeg)
HTML: HTML (HyperText Markup Language) (text/html)
XLS: Excel (application/
PNG: Portable Network Graphics (PNG) (image/png)
Standardized Resource Format Archive
Asset Size 2041 MB
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Software Implementation Language N/A

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Resource Support Email
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Distributor UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Metadata Contact Name EOL Data Support
Metadata Contact Email
Metadata Contact Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory

Author Allison Graves Gaylord
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2011-08-15T20:03:06
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier 106.ARCSS400
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:50:58Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::106.ARCSS400
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Allison Graves Gaylord. (2011). Barrow Area Information Database (BAID) Geospatial Data Sets, Barrow, AK, USA. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 16 April 2024.

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