Coastal Informatics: Web Atlas Design and Implementation

The International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN) has published a new book titled “Coastal Informatics: Web Atlas Design and Implementation”.  Edited by Dawn J. Wright, Edward (“Ned”) Dwyer, and Valerie Cummins, the purpose of the book is to “present the latest developments in the new field of coastal web atlases and to share best practices and lessons learned, which will in turn help readers to determine future needs in mapping and informatics for the coastal practitioner community and improve spatial thinking in the coastal context. This handbook provides a complete guide to CWA development and implementation including established principles and recommendations for atlas design, data requirements, necessary software technology and institutional capacity, as well as best practices for achieving interoperability between CWAs (where concepts, terminology, and even abbreviations that are shared between two or more atlases are understood by all to mean the same thing).”

The book is currently available for purchase here; you can also find the Table of Contents, several sample chapters, and more information here.