Welcome: The ALI GeoPortal will provide public access to ALI’s growing catalog of geospatial datasets.
Typically, governmental and other database clearinghouses tend to structure their websites/portals as you would a set of folders on your computer, where you click through a successive number of folders to access a particular file. There are two unfortunate results: it restricts you from seeing the full breadth of a catalog of information contained in various folders; and it only reveals hierarchical relationships, similar to a tree diagram, which, while useful, does not reveal significant non-hierarchical relationships. ALI is in the process of developing a portal that is more intuitive and, we hope compelling. ALI’s GeoPortal will radially display both the full depth of the catalog of information as well as any non-hierarchical relationships through links (or 'edges') connecting elements across all levels. A work in progress.