ArcGIS Online

Unlocking Data With WRI Open Data Portal

Blue Raster is excited to announce the release of the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Open Data Portal. Built with the open source platform CKAN, the Portal provides a centralized, searchable catalog of all data provided by WRI. Historically, WRI projects published data online to the WRI website. But their site contained data from only a fraction of their projects and none of…  Read More

Weaving Together Baltimore’s Culture with GEOLOOM

Blue Raster and the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance (BNIA) are proud to continue their working partnership with the launch of GEOLOOM co>map, an intricately designed application tasked with weaving together the cultural fabric of Baltimore. The co in GEOLOOM co>map stands for community, collaboration, and cohesion in Baltimore. GEOLOOM provides targeted search ability across multiple sectors by geography and/or keyword…  Read More

Field Trial Success: Farming Sustainability With Esri Collector and ArcGIS Online

In 2016, The Proforest Initiative asked Blue Raster for help implementing their vision for an easy-to-use mobile-data-collection application coupled with an online dashboard for analysis and display.  Funded by the Global Forest Watch (GFW) Small Grants Fund, the project empowers Small-Holder palm oil farmers to collect and share information about their land with the ultimate goal of…  Read More

Local Students Celebrate GIS Day at Blue Raster

On November 16th, we celebrated GIS Day by inviting GIS students from Washington-Lee High School to visit Blue Raster. Led by teacher, Ryan Miller, Washington-Lee offers several technology classes linked to James Madison University. For the fifth year, Blue Raster has hosted the class, giving students insight into the connection between what they learn in the…  Read More

GFW Map Builder

Environmental restoration is becoming a top priority for many countries around the world, but it can be difficult to synthesize the numerous sources of information available to make decisions about where this restoration should happen. With the new GFW Map Builder template, anyone can create an online map application visualizing and analyzing their data alongside local,…  Read More


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