Author Archives: Hannah Weaver

How to Help the Texas Coast Using GIS

Millions of people have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, and many more are looking for some way to help. Information is needed on the effects of the damage so that officials can move forward with coordinating recovery efforts. Organizations such as GISCorps, … Continue reading

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Banks Geomapping Solutions is Now Part of Banks Environmental Data

To better serve our customers, we have combined Banks Geomapping Solutions with the Environmental Data division so many of you already know and love. With this merge, we are excited to announce that Banks Environmental Data is now offering a full suite … Continue reading

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Historical Maps and Aerials: Looking to the Past to Plan for the Future

With the innovations in satellite and drone technology in recent years, procuring highly detailed aerials and topographic maps of a site is becoming easier than ever. Current, high-quality maps and imagery can be used to help farmers identify trouble spots … Continue reading

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Happy 99th Birthday National Park Service!

The United States National Park Service celebrated it’s 99th birthday this Tuesday, and with that came free admission to all 408 of the parks, monuments, and other landmarks within the NPS system. In celebration, we have included a slideshow with … Continue reading

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Topographic Maps Through History…and Beyond!

The U.S. Geological Survey and their predecessors have been providing topographic maps of the United States for over 125 years, and have worked to integrate new technologies into their practices along the way. According to their official website, the U.S. … Continue reading

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Happy World Environment Day!

Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972, World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5 as the UN’s “principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment”. The number of nations participating in the holiday … Continue reading

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Flying drones down to the farm

In the United States, roughly 40% of the land, or 915 million acres, is dedicated to farming. That land provides an estimated 32% of the corn, 50% of the soybeans, and 30% of the cotton for the planet, according to … Continue reading

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Fracking Debates Continue in New York and Michigan

After last month’s vote to ban fracking in Denton, Texas, there was speculation the result could trigger a domino effect around the country. While the issue has been addressed in multiple regions, the results have been mixed across the board.

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Big changes in Mexico’s oil & gas industry

As the world’s 15th largest economy and 9th in crude oil production, Mexico stands in a unique position to elevate their economic status on the international market after a monumental shift in national policy Monday. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto … Continue reading

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