The National Extension Web-mapping Tool: From Data Exploration and Discovery to Decision Making

Academic Article


  • The University of New Hampshire (UNH), Virginia Tech (VT), and Texas A&M University collaborated to envision and plan (all) and then create (UNH and VT) the National Extension Web-mapping Tool (NEWT) to increase the use of spatial data in planning and programming decision making throughout Extension. With NEWT, Extension professionals can access and use national Extension-relevant spatial data sets available at varied scales (county, Extension district, state) and in varied formats (maps, tables), without needing mapping experience or associated technical skills. NEWT encourages users to look past state borders and traditional administrative boundaries to discover opportunities for collaboration.
  • Authors

  • Bradt, Shane
  • McGee, John
  • Publication Date

  • August 1, 2018
  • Has Subject Area

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  • geospatial technologies, web mapping, Census data, strategic planning
  • Volume

  • 56
  • Issue

  • 5