Environment

DCPS Recycles Right

Have you ever wondered where plastic comes from, how plastic bottles are made, or where it goes when recycled? The students of Washington, DC public schools are learning the answers. To celebrate America Recycles Day (November 15th), the Department of General Services (DGS) in Washington, D.C. is launching a brand new series of Story Maps…  Read More

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

Inspiring Student Innovation with Planet3

Blue Raster worked with Planet3 on their digital learning platform that combines game design, storytelling, and data sets to bring science to life for students. The platform consists of game-based simulations and case studies that enable students to explore connections between the science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) subjects.  Read More

Going Mobile at U.S. National Arboretum!

Blue Raster developed and launched a new mobile application for The United States National Arboretum, giving scientists and visitors a unique experience and new way of exploring the research grounds. The National Arboretum is a division of USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the main in-house research arm of USDA. This mobile app for Apple and…  Read More

Helping Secure Land Rights With LandMark

Blue Raster is proud to announce a major update to the LandMark interactive global mapping platform of community and indigenous lands. The original LandMark platform provided unprecedented information about the location of indigenous and community owned lands and the strength of legal protections available to these communities. The latest release builds upon that success by…  Read More

Thirsting for a Future: UNICEF

Blue Raster collaborated with The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to help produce Thirsting for a Future: Water and children in a changing climate. In a targeted study of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene using current climate and projected climate conditions, Blue Raster and UNICEF determined that by 2040, nearly 600 million children are projected to…  Read More


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