Category Archives: environment

Esri Provides U.S. Flooding Public Information Map for Central U.S.

TweetSuch a tragedy seeing the flooding and devastation in the South this week… we hope all of our readers and colleagues are staying dry and safe! To help those of you interested in tracking and/or monitoring the current situation, Esri … Continue reading

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Esri StoryMap – Mapping the 2015 Nepal Earthquake

TweetFrom Esri… the Mapping the 2015 Nepal Earthquake smart map provides a 3D web scene of the area affected by the avalanche on Mount Everest, as well as information about rescue and relief operations and critical infrastructure.

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Small Unmanned systems for Search and Rescue

TweetSmall Unmanned Systems Business Exposition  takes place in San Fran. in late April and along with it there will be a number of interesting workshops. In particular, sessions on UAV mapping and on search and rescue and the the use … Continue reading

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Temperate Rainforests in OR, WA, BC, Alaska experience irreparable losses

TweetMore bad news as climate change and rainforest experts warned that without drastic and immediate cuts to greenhouse gas emissions and new forest protections, the world’s most expansive stretch of temperate rainforests from Alaska to the coast redwoods will experience … Continue reading

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North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study Webinars

TweetNorth Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study, is designed to help local communities better understand changing flood risks associated with climate change and to provide tools to help those communities better prepare for future flood risks. It builds on lessons learned from … Continue reading

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Canada’s Launches a Search for the National Bird Project

TweetWow, as a Canadian I was surprised to find out that Canada doesn’t actually have an “official” national bird! Yes indeed… like me, i bet you likely suspected it was the Canadian goose or perhaps the loon but nope, sorry! … Continue reading

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Plume from Fukushima, Japan took 2.1 years to travel across the Pacific Ocean

TweetAn interesting update from EarthSky regarding a topic of interest to those on the Pacific coast. From the article… A radiation plume from the March, 2011 nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan took about 2.1 years to travel via ocean currents … Continue reading

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USGS Releases Drought Visualization Website – Insights on the California Drought

TweetA newly released interactive California Drought visualization website aims to provide the public with atlas-like, state-wide coverage of the drought and a timeline of its impacts on water resources.

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A Year in the Life of Earth’s CO2

TweetNASA Computer Model Provides a New Portrait of Carbon Dioxide – An exciting and amazing new dataviz from NASA – this new, ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere … Continue reading

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The Esrigram Shark Week Shark GIS MapJournal

TweetTrust Esri to not miss an opportunity to churn out another cool Map Journal or story map (ya, I’m still a little confused in what the diff is between a journal or story map etc…). This latest Journal shares some … Continue reading

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Tracking Hurricanes and Historical Hurricane Data

TweetHurricane season is well under way as the traditional North Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1. As soon as the weather alerts start coming in about tropical storms its natural that interest in previous tropical storms will heighten and … Continue reading

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ParkScore Index Ranks Park Systems in 60 Largest U.S. Cities #ParkScore

TweetSomething of interest for parks and nature lovers… ParkScore uses advanced GIS (geographic information system) computer mapping technology to create digital maps evaluating park accessibility, making it the most realistic assessment system available. Instead of simply measuring distance to a local … Continue reading

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