Category Archives: Geomapping

Funding slashed for FEMA Hazard Mapping and Risk Analysis Program

Last August, we informed you that President Obama signed into law the Flood Insurance Reform Act, which introduced changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The legislation was implemented to improve efficiency of the program while equipping FEMA with … Continue reading

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How to georeference aerial photos

  Have you ever wanted to see what a place looked like in previous decades? This week’s post from Environmental Prose demonstrates how to georeference a historical aerial photograph in ArcGIS. See how we take an image from the 1950s … Continue reading

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Zooming in on topographic maps

  Topographic maps, also known as topo maps, typically display elevation characteristics, natural and structural features as well as hydrography and infrastructure data in a large-scale format. Essentially, topo maps provide a third dimension to an otherwise flat map. Topo … Continue reading

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USGS Energy Resources Program establishes national data archive

  In accordance with provisions stipulated by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the USGS Energy Resources Program conducts research, compiles data, and provides information about energy resources in the United States. Provisions of the bill established the National Geological … Continue reading

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A custom ranch or farm map makes a unique holiday gift!

A custom map makes an ideal gift for the holidays. We can produce a detailed map for any property in the United States. Delight a landowner friend or relative with an attractive and detailed wall map that will last for … Continue reading

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Understanding the basics of aerial photography: Formats

  In previous installments of our Understanding Aerial Photography blog series, we covered the History of Aerial Photography and Scaling and Formatting of Aerial Imagery. In this post, we will explore the different types of formats in which aerial imagery … Continue reading

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The basics of aerial photography: scaling & resolution

  In my previous blog post, we explored the history of aerial photography. In this post, we will discuss the two main factors that determine the quality of aerial photography: scaling and resolution. Scaling Scaling is one of the more … Continue reading

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Understanding the basics of aerial photography: History

  Aerial photography is one of the best tools anyone, especially environmental professionals, can use to determine land use changes over time. In some cases, viewing aerial photographs can be the only way to identify the history of a site. … Continue reading

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National Flood Insurance Program extended for five years

  Last month President Obama signed into law the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. The new bill reauthorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through September 2017, and outlines modifications to the program … Continue reading

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Three tips for quickly locating, mapping, and sharing any place on Earth.

  Have you ever attempted to identify the location of your target property but found it difficult because you lack the resources? If so, you may have also realized that it can be equally challenging to communicate your location with … Continue reading

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