Monday, September 25, 2017

Lots of Free Maps, GIS Software, Shapefiles at MapCruzin

Thousands of free maps and shapefiles plus links to dozens of free GIS and related software:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Storms are coming - Dam risks.

It's nearly fall and weather is already beginning to change.

Interesting use of GIS in disasters

Showing traffic out of hurricane Irma's path.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Photo Maps

An amazing project! Folks who need disaster relief can enter a photo on a map, giving emergency responders both a photo and location of the site. For more information check out the article and visit the mapping project to view and/or add your information.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Data and Shapefiles

Good afternoon - I wanted to alert you that EPA has released the preliminary 2016 TRI data and that the final version will be available in October, 2017. Check here for more information. In the past I have created shapefiles from this data, the latest being the TRI shapefiles located here.

If there is sufficient interest, I plan to create new shapefiles of the final version of the 2016 TRI data in October, 2017. My question to you all, would you be interested in these shapefiles?

Also, I have TRI data from the beginning of the program in 1987. I have the ability to create shapefiles of any year's data. If you are interested in custom TRI based shapefiles based on earlier years and/or different fields, please let me know.

Here's one interesting use of the data. My son and I created ToxicRisk.com several years ago. It employs 2013 TRI data with proximity to schools. Of course, nearly any theme can be added like playground, hospitals, etc. If you are interested in a project like this for your locale, please let me know as well.

Thanks,

Mike

Friday, September 30, 2016

Enhanced Shuttle Global Land Elevation Data Available

High-resolution topographic data generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in 2000, previously only available for the United States, will be released globally over the next year, the White House announced today. The announcement was made at the United Nations Heads of State Climate Summit in New York.

This initial public release of topographic data for Africa will help empower local authorities to better plan for the impacts of severe environmental changes such as drought, glacial retreat, inland flooding, landslides and coastal storm surges. Datasets covering the remaining continents will be made available within one year, with the next release of data focusing on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Click here for more information and access.