Corpus ID: 54537598

Optimizing GIS For Snow Safety Operations at Taos Ski Valley: Avalanche and Explosive Tracking and Digital Avalanche Atlas Apps

  title={Optimizing GIS For Snow Safety Operations at Taos Ski Valley: Avalanche and Explosive Tracking and Digital Avalanche Atlas Apps},
  author={Rachel L. Moscarella and A. J. Bond and Wetherbee Dorshow},
Given the tenet that ski patrollers are inherently reluctant to complete paperwork, we felt compelled to make the recording of explosive use and avalanche occurrences as quick and painless as possible, while improving accuracy. To that end, we have leveraged GIS to create a digital avalanche atlas that works in tandem with a user-friendly web based application. This enables patrollers to enter data using tablets, freehand drawing tools, and simple drop down menus to record explosive use and… Expand

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