The Colorado Conservation Data Explorer (CODEX) is a web-based interactive map viewer that includes a set of tools to support conservation planning, environmental review, evaluation of conservation portfolios, and education. It allows users to develop project maps and run queries, save them securely in a personal portfolio, and submit them for review to multiple stakeholders. CODEX users will be able to access an extraordinary range of pertinent data in context with project boundaries.
The technology that runs CODEX is developed by NatureServe, our partner in hosting this tool.
We are currently in the process of implementing CODEX and developing its features, functionality, and business plan, and we expect to launch CODEX in 2020.
CODEX is being developed in close coordination with our partners at CPW who have administrative privileges and will review projects that involve resources for which they are responsible. CPW will have control over how their data are displayed, curated, and used in the environmental review process. CODEX will help CPW to implement the SWAP and share it with the public.
We are partnering closely with the private lands conservation community, most notably Keep it Colorado, Colorado Futures, and CCALTto develop CODEX to support efforts in establishing and managing conservation easements.