Category Archives: GIS

Natural disaster planning with new technologies

Since we are once again in hurricane season, it seems like a good time to address how geospatial data and new data collection systems are shaping the way that we now interact with forces of nature. Although we have not … Continue reading

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Most comprehensive groundwater depth map in Texas

Summer is finally here and the longest drought in Texas history is still with us, highlighting our need for some good news about water. In true Environmental Prose style, we thought it would be exciting to open up our database … Continue reading

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EPA final rule includes E1527-13 as AAI compliant

On December 30, 2013 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took final action and amended the “All Appropriate Inquiries Rule” (AAI) to reference ASTM E1527-13. This amendment clarifies that the new standard should be used to comply with the AAI rule. … Continue reading

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Researchers team up with Google to map global deforestation

  It’s a familiar story we have all been hearing for years: global deforestation is increasing at an alarming rate. Decades of unsustainable logging in Malaysia has depleted timber stocks and crippled traditional forest management, leaving 15% of the world’s … Continue reading

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Typhoon Haiyan strikes the Philippines – Mapping technology supports relief efforts (Part 2)

Online mapping technologies are at the forefront of an innovative worldwide collaborative effort to assist the relief effort currently underway in the Philippines. Last week we covered MicroMappers and Google Person-Finder; online mapping technologies infused with social media and how … Continue reading

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How to convert Google KMZ files and shapefiles into desired formats

In this post I will teach you how to convert a Google KMZ file into a shapefile. In addition, I will teach you how to convert an ArcGIS layer into a KMZ file for use in Google Earth.

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