Environment

WildFinder Advances Knowledge of Species Biodiversity

To promote understanding of global species biodiversity and conservation, World Wildlife Fund partnered with Blue Raster to launch an updated version of WildFinder.  This online mapping application provides conservationists, educators, students and concerned global citizens with enhanced ability to study the global distribution of more than 26,000 species. WildFinder gives users the ability to visualize…  Read More

Preserving Rainforests with Project POTICO

To preserve endangered rainforests in Indonesia, the World Resources Institute (WRI) has launched Project POTICO (Palm Oil, Timber, Carbon Offsets), a revolutionary approach to ecosystem management.  Working with spatial analysis tools developed by Blue Raster, Project POTICO aims to divert planned oil palm plantations away from virgin tropical forests to already degraded lands, a swap…  Read More

Aqueduct Atlas Helps Project Water Risks

As the world’s rapidly growing population places increasing stress on global water resources, companies and investors are paying closer attention to water use and water risk management.  To help  understand and manage  exposure to geographic water risks, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and its partners are working with Blue Raster to launch the Aqueduct Water…  Read More

WRI Tracks Nutrient Pollution in Coastal Waters

When the World Resources Institute (WRI) wanted to draw attention to nutrient pollution of coastal waters, they turned to Blue Raster to develop an interactive website and GIS application to depict and track this growing problem.  The central feature of the WRI’s Eutrophication and Hypoxia: Nutrient Pollution in Coastal Waters website is an interactive map,…  Read More

Australia Megafauna

Blue Raster has developed Australia Walkabout Through Time for the Carnegie Institution for Science using ArcGIS Server and Flex API.  This interactive web mapping application allows the public to view interpreted data regarding the extinction and survival of megafauna in Australia.  The website was developed towards middle and high school students to teach the science of paleontology…  Read More

World Resources Institute – Forest Atlas of the Democratic Republic of Congo

The World Resources Institute partnered with Blue Raster to create an interactive map viewer that shows development in the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  Designed using ESRI ArcGIS Server 10 and the Flex API 2.2, this forest atlas allows the viewer to examine in detail logging and mining concessions, protected areas, roads, and detailed change in…  Read More

Smithsonian WILD

Candid Cameras Show Rare Glimpses of Wildlife As part of a Smithsonian Web 2.0 grant, Blue Raster has developed Smithsonian Wild, an interactive web mapping application for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History using ESRI ArcGIS.com, ArcGIS Server Flex API, and Flickr. This web site offers the public a unique opportunity to observe over 250…  Read More

National Geographic Fieldscope: Tools for Citizen Science

Blue Raster worked with the National Geographic Society to develop FieldScope, a mapping and analysis tool that puts data visualization and analysis into the hands of people participating in citizen science projects. The application focuses on projects with geospatial data, called “community geography” projects. Members of the public participate in data collection and analyze the data for geographic patterns. Funded by…  Read More

USGS (NBII) launches AmphibiaTrends

Blue Raster is pleased to announce the launch of AmphibiaTrends application for National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) – a part of USGS. Using ESRI ArcGIS Server and the Flex API, this application is a single source for information about the status and trends of U.S. amphibians. It provides one-stop access to information from diverse sources, including…  Read More

Smithsonian – North American Mammals

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has asked Blue Raster to recreate its interactive searching tool for North American Mammals.  Migrating from the legacy ArcIMS application to ESRI ArcGIS Server and Flex API with a custom-based map, this web site has been designed to serve as a comprehensive resource for students, teachers, and the general…  Read More


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