BAID is a suite of online, interactive maps and services that support Arctic science with a special focus on the research hubs of Barrow, and surrounding areas on the North Slope of Alaska. In 2000 the BAID project began as a Microsoft Access database which was used to centralize information about research plots mapped with BASC's new DGPS system. Today BAID includes the locations of over 10,000 research plots and instrument locations dating back to the 1940s.
Data sets unique to BAID are available via Barrow Area Information Database (BAID) Geospatial Data Sets at the Earth Observing Lab at: https://data.eol.ucar.edu/dataset/106.ARCSS400.
Metadata that meets the standards of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is available (or under development) for many data layers in BAID-IMS. Data that is considered unrestricted can be downloaded at the Arctic System Science (ARCSS) Data Coordination Center (ADCC) at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) located at University of Colorado in Boulder, USA.
In 2003, BASC's Digital Subcommittee saw an opportunity to visual the BAID database with Internet Map Server (IMS) technology and commonly requested base maps. The BAID-IMS prototype was soon released.
Allison Graves Gaylord. 2016. Barrow Area Information Database (BAID) Geospatial Data Sets, Barrow, AK, USA. Arctic Data Center: https://arcticdata.io/catalog/#view/doi:10.5065/D6VT1Q75
Archived pages see: http://archive.is/search/?q=*www.baidims.org