Saturday, November 11, 2017

How Proper Mapping of Risks Could Have Reduced Wildfire Danger

It is terrible what happened in Napa and Sonoma counties. Mapping could have reduced the risk.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Mapping Cannabis Opportunities

Big changes in the medical and recreational marijuana production at state and county levels.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Maps tell the tale

Most Americans believe that climate change is real but most also think it will not affect them.

Mapping Opportunity

Medical marijuana is booming and will be more so. Here is a map showing where one can be educated in the skills needed to get into this.

Monday, September 25, 2017

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