Environment

Southern Forests for the Future

Partnering with the World Resources Institute, Blue Raster has developed an innovative tool to map the health of the southern forests of the United States.  More than 200 million acres of forests, stretching from Texas to Virginia, are under threat from suburban sprawl, coal mining and resource extraction.  Integrating YouTube, Flickr, WMS services, and KML,…  Read More

Forest Carbon Index

Blue Raster has created a new application for the Forest Carbon Index (FCI) which compiles and displays trends relating to biological, economic, governance, investment, and market readiness conditions for every forest and country in the world, and helps provide a reference for the best places and countries to make investments in forest conservation.  Designed by Blue…  Read More

Adaptation Atlas

Blue Raster is pleased to announce a partnership with Resources for the Future, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that conducts research on environmental, energy, natural resource and public health issues, to create an interactive mapping tool that will track and present the effects of climate change on populations around the world.  The application, created using ArcGIS…  Read More

World Wildlife Fund – Coral Resilience Mapping Application

Blue Raster has contributed an ArcGIS Server Flex API application for the World Wildlife Fund to support the Climate Change LEADS: Linking Environmental Analysis to Decision Support project.   The tool allows users to explore water quality patterns throughout the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. These results are based on quantitative landscape ecology and GIS techniques…  Read More

Wildfinder – WWF

World Wildlife Fund officially released the new and dramatically improved WildFinder II.  This new version showcases ArcGIS Server 9.3.1, Adobe Flex, and Google Maps Flash API, which when combined, deliver a superior user experience. Blue Raster is proud to work with WWF to bring Web 2.0 technologies to the forefront of wildlife conservation. The Wildfinder…  Read More

LandScope America

LandScope America is an online resource for the land-protection community and the public. Developed in collaboration by NatureServe, the National Geographic Society, and numerous partner organizations, LandScope America is designed to increase the pace and effectiveness of conservation action and investment throughout the United States. Blue Raster has contributed a unique mapping system to Landscope…  Read More

Natural Disaster Hotspots – A Global Risk Analysis

Featured in the Nature scientific journal, Blue Raster worked with the World Bank to support the Natural Disaster Hotspots report, which presents a global view of major natural disaster risk hotspots with the goal of aligning resources to areas at highest risk of disaster. It summarizes the results of an interdisciplinary analysis of the location…  Read More


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