Illinois Conservation Agriculture Map

App Overview
An overview of the map and farmer profile cards
Client:   The Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership

The Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership (ISAP) brings together diverse member organizations who work collaboratively to encourage adopting sustainable and profitable production practices that improve soil health and restore local waters.

The purpose of the story map is to connect conservation professionals in Illinois to farmers, service providers, published research, and educational demonstration sites across the state. 

The system has a Django backend, where admins have a login to manage the listing of all farms and ranches. There is a public-facing signup form with a profile photo crop and upload tool. Bootstrap and jQuery were used for frontend work to build a responsive iFrame and photo grid of farmers. We also built an iFrame resizer on the parent page. 

We used Mapserver for the tile layers and spatial queries. When a farm is submitted via the application, it does a spatial intersection to add location-specific attributes to the farm, like watershed (HUC4), Eco Region, and Plant Hardiness Zone attributes. We also used Leaflet to provide custom filters and controls in the map.

Focus:   Conservation, Environment  

Services:  Interactive Solutions, Applications Development, Web Mapping 

Project Years: 2022

GreenInfo Network creates, analyzes, visualizes and communicates information in the public interest. We specialize in mapping and related technology for nonprofits and public agencies, focusing on using it for conservation, social equity, public health, environment and foundation grant making.
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