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Partner of the Year: Federal Small Business Specialty

Blue Raster is excited to be recognized as the first ever Partner of the Year as part of the Esri Federal Small Business Specialty (FSBS) program. Each of the members has a unique opportunity to connect with the US Federal Government customers and other small business looking for the newest and most creative Esri solutions. To learn more…  Read More

Field Trial Success: Farming Sustainability With Esri Collector and ArcGIS Online

In 2016, The Proforest Initiative asked Blue Raster for help implementing their vision for an easy-to-use mobile-data-collection application coupled with an online dashboard for analysis and display.  Funded by the Global Forest Watch (GFW) Small Grants Fund, the project empowers Small-Holder palm oil farmers to collect and share information about their land with the ultimate goal of…  Read More

New Paper Identifying Emerging Hot Spots of Deforestation

Blue Raster is proud to have worked with the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Esri Big Data Team to co-author the study, Using Spatial Statistics to Identify Emerging Hot Spots of Forest Loss. Published in Environmental Research Letters, the study lays out the data-analysis workflow Blue Raster developed to identify trends in tree-cover loss in Brazil, Indonesia, and the Democratic…  Read More

Measuring Conservation with Biodiversity Dashboard

Every year, billions of dollars are invested in conservation actions across the world. The Biodiversity Indicators Dashboard displays trends in biodiversity, ecosystem services, threats, and conservation actions to help gauge how successful conservation efforts are and how pressures on biodiversity are changing. The Biodiversity Indicators Dashboard is a collaborative effort between Blue Raster and NatureServe technical, scientific…  Read More

PHIA Project: A Drop That Counts

Blue Raster is pleased to announce the debut of the Population HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Project website. The PHIA Project, led by ICAP at Columbia University in partnership with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), collects HIV information in sub-Saharan African countries through interviews and in-home HIV testing. In 2014, UNAIDS set treatment goals…  Read More

Visualizing Evolution of Atmospheric Deposition

Blue Raster launches the Critical Loads Mapper for the Environmental Protection Agency, the latest tool in a collection of EPA’s Global-Change-Explorer platform. This interactive web application analyzes atmospheric deposition from Nitrogen and Sulfur. Despite abundance in atmosphere and aquatic ecosystems, an excess of Nitrogen can cause significant environmental and health issues, leading to economic impacts across…  Read More

STATcompiler et l’Appli Mobile disponibles en français

The DHS Program STATcompiler and Mobile App — now available in French! Following the successful launches of the updated STATcompiler and DHS Program Mobile applications, Blue Raster extends the reach of the two platforms into the Francophone world. The Blue-Raster-built Indicator Data API delivers thousands of French-language indicator definitions seamlessly to both STATcompiler and Mobile App…  Read More

Geography Added to the Common Core!

Blue Raster, Sanametrix, and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) announce the release the School & District Navigator. Working with the Common Core of Data (CCD), a program that annually collects data about all public schools and districts, the most up-to-date information and maps are now available via the new mapping tool. The School…  Read More

Local Students Celebrate GIS Day at Blue Raster

On November 16th, we celebrated GIS Day by inviting GIS students from Washington-Lee High School to visit Blue Raster. Led by teacher, Ryan Miller, Washington-Lee offers several technology classes linked to James Madison University. For the fifth year, Blue Raster has hosted the class, giving students insight into the connection between what they learn in the…  Read More


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