Welcome to the Barrow Area Information Database (BAID)
We're back in the field with DGPS support based out of Barrow for 2013-2015.
Learn more about contributing your research locations. Don't hesitate to contact us with questions.
BAID is a suite of online, interactive maps and services that support Arctic science with a special focus on the research hubs of Barrow, Atqasuk and Ivotuk on the North Slope of Alaska.
The BAID database currently includes the locations of over 9,600 research plots and instrument locations. This ongoing effort incorporates both new research locations and sampling sites dating back to the 1940s.
Use the BAID Internet Map Server (BAID-IMS) or BAID in Google
Earth to navigate to areas of interest and
explore or query information about field-based scientific research.
Current and historic research sites are shown as points with links to
details about project investigators, discipline, funding program, year,
related web sites, site photos and other information.In addition,
BAID-IMS includes 150+ ancillary data layers including ground control
points, land ownership, vegetation maps, topographic data and local
infrastructure. Users can print or
export maps for presentations and export tabular
BAID research sites are also available via Open Geospatial Consortium web services and Geoservices REST.
New funding from NSF's Division of Polar Programs has been granted to update the BAID database, associated web maps and to provide near real-time meteorological data for the region. The Internet Map Server will be ported to modern web mapping standards that run on mobile devices. Check back for updates.