US: The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has launched its Centralised Oregon Mapping Products and Analysis Support System (Compass) — an online mapping system that provides an overview of crucial fish and wildlife habitats across the state. Compass is part of a 16-state map including Oregon, California, Washington, Idaho and Nevada. It is free and anyone who is interested can access the map via ODFW website.
The habitat data in Compass will allow large-scale energy developers to evaluate the proposed location of their facility before expending a lot of resources. Compass incorporates data sets from a number of partners including The Wetland Conservancy, Institute for Natural Resources, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Geospatial Enterprise and United States Geological Survey.