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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

Amnesty International – Eyes on Nigeria

Blue Raster is proud to announce the launch of Eyes on Nigeria for Amnesty International, the world’s largest human rights organization.  Created using ESRI ArcGIS Server and Flex API, this application utilizes satellite imagery to track developments on the ground in areas of Nigeria where there are ongoing human rights concerns including forced evictions, pollution,…  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

Climate Adaptation Knowledge Environment (CAKE)

Partnering with EcoAdapt and Island Press, Blue Raster has developed a revolutionary online platform using ArcGIS Online and Drupal (open source CMS) with custom modules, which will be used for cross-sector and cross disciplinary information sharing on climate adaptation strategies.  Since climate adaptation is an emerging field, no source exists as a single clearinghouse of…  Read More

UDS Mapper

Blue Raster is proud to have contributed to the development of the UDS Mapper for HRSA, (Health Resources and Services Administration) part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  This web mapping application is developed using Adobe Flex and ESRI ArcGIS Server and is deployed on the Amazon Cloud (EC2).  Its assists with…  Read More

Footprint Map of Medical School Graduates

This year we launched an online data explorer tool for health care professionals and policy makers, called the Med School Mapper. The goal of this tool is to map the reach (or footprint) of medical school programs and graduates. The Med School Mapper dramatically reduces the effort and time needed to identify communities that depend on…  Read More

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


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