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TAG: Texas

How GIS — and you — can aid in disaster response

January 10, 2018By

Whether you are on the helping end of a disaster aiding in rescue and recovery, or on the receiving end being aided, GIS is supercharging the rescue efforts. read more

DigitalGlobe releases satellite imagery of Houston

September 5, 2017By
Images courtesy of © 2017 DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe released satellite imagery of Houston after Hurricane Harvey hit. Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Gulf Coast of Texas — just southwest of Houston — on Aug. 25. According to DigitalGlobe, the hurricane packed sustained winds at more than 130 miles per hour and has been identified as the largest single rainmaking event in continental U.S. history. The images show... read more

Drone survey of seagrasses tested for Texas Parks & Wildlife

April 25, 2016By

Aerial images from a drone are being evaluated as a method to survey seagrasses scarred by boat propellers. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) has partnered with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to determine if using unmanned aircraft systems is as effective as using planes. Seagrasses serve as a refuge and nursery ground for fish, shrimp and crabs. They provide... read more

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