GeoCarta Has Moved

Jan 14, 2006

Mapping Cougar Sightings Online

I access local government GIS maps and information via the web almost everyday at work. Of course, the sophistication and level of detail varies greatly. Some are basically street maps posted online, others go into detail, linking a great deal of information. One I've seen even tells you what day the garbage is picked up at a particular location with a mouse click. So it takes something really different to catch my attention. Jackson County, Oregon caught my attention with their online map of cougar sightings. That's right, cougar sightings. I'm not positive, but I'm betting the county can boast that it sponsors the only online map of cougar sightings in the country, possibly even the world.

Story by Mail Tribune.