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World Bank Georesults: Interactive Maps for Project Storytelling

Blue Raster and the World Bank Institute teamed up to create Georesults, an online mapping tool that allows users to learn about World Bank projects from an on-the-ground perspective via images, videos, and stories. With this innovative tool, World Bank staff are able to document, contextualize, and share development solutions via interactive multimedia, an accessible…  Read More

On the Go: USAID MEASURE DHS Data Available in New Mobile App

With pressure to base policies and programs on meticulously collected data, there is a need to make USAID funded Monitoring and Evaluation to Assess and Use Results Demographic and Health Surveys (MEASURE DHS) reports more readily available.  However, many developing countries have no access to a tangible library of DHS reports, nor a reliable internet…  Read More

National Arboretum Launches Explorer for Touring and Research

With over 440 acres of trees, shrubs and plants, as well as a massive collection of plant records and specimens, the U.S. National Arboretum can be an overwhelming place for first-time visitors and skilled researchers alike.  Beginning this month, however, guests can plan their Arboretum visit in advance using a new web mapping application developed…  Read More

Supporting Sustainable Palm Oil in Indonesia

The World Resources Institute (WRI) is launching two powerful online mapping applications that offer unprecedented capabilities to support industry and government efforts to achieve more sustainable palm oil production in Indonesia.  The Suitability Mapper helps users find potential sites for sustainable palm oil production, using a customizable map. It empowers companies and government planners to…  Read More

Identifying and Understanding Changes to Protected Areas

Conservation policy assumes that national parks and other protected areas are permanent fixtures on the landscape, but recent World Wildlife Fund (WWF) research demonstrates that these precious natural resources are at risk.  To understand and address the changes happening to existing protected areas, WWF worked with Blue Raster to develop PADDDtracker.org, an online portal that uses spatial…  Read More

IUCN Threatened Species Now Available via ArcGIS Online

Julia Marton-Lefevre, Director General of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and Keynote Speaker at the 2012 Esri International User Conference in San Diego, announced the immediate availability of species data on ArcGIS Online.  Aligned with their mission to “influence society to conserve nature and natural resources in an equitable and sustainable manner”, IUCN…  Read More

Introducing the School Boundaries Geodatabase

It is an exciting year for the School District Demographics System (SDDS), which was developed by Blue Raster for the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).  There are many new data updates including an initial release of School Boundary files.  The announcement was made at the Esri Education GIS Conference in San Diego…  Read More

MOBILE APP MODELS HIV PREVENTION STRATEGIES AND OUTCOMES

Each year, nations spend millions of dollars on efforts to prevent HIV infections without completely understanding the most effective ways to allocate these funds.  To equip health officials and policymakers with effective decision-making tools, Avenir Health worked with Blue Raster to develop the Goals Express: HIV Impact Tool, a new tablet app for iPad and Android…  Read More

Geocoding Our Nation’s Schools – NCES Stats-DC 2012

Blue Raster’s Adrienne Allegretti presented Geocoding Our Nation’s Schools at the 2012 NCES Stats-DC Data Conference in Washington DC. Geocoding Our Nation’s Schools – Blue Raster NCES Stats-DC 2012 Presentation View more PowerPoints from Blue Raster.

School District Demographics System (SDDS) Goes Mobile!

The Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics turned to Blue Raster to enhance the content and accessibility of their School District Demographics System (SDDS) by deploying it to mobile devices.  Using ArcGIS Server 10.1 and JavaScript API 3.0, our team developed this HTML5 application to run in a tablet browser (Apple iPad Safari…  Read More


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