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Blue Raster Wins Esri’s StoryMap Challenge

 

Last week, Blue Raster attended and presented at the Esri Federal Business Partner StoryMaps Challenge and Open House at the Esri R&D office in Arlington, Virginia. Two of our team members, Rachel Stock and Andrew Patterson, visited the R&D center for the day long competition. Our StoryMap about mapping America's wine regions was selected as the winner. This provided our team a chance to present about the making of the StoryMap at the Esri Open House.

Behind-the-scenes look at producing the StoryMap:

Making of the StoryMap pictures

The Geography of Wine focuses on Blue Raster's work digitizing over 270 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). In addition to this work, we made the maps explorable to the public through the AVA Map Explorer application. The app allows users to view current and proposed AVAs, as well as submit proposals for brand-new AVAs.

StoryMap photo of a vineyard

Blue Raster’s story map about our TTB work highlights the importance of AVAs and features some of the most geographically unique AVAs from around the country. Additionally, it points out that, with GIS, we can provide location intelligence to the American Wine Industry.

View the winning StoryMap about mapping America’s wine regions, and learn more about our TTB work and creation of the AVA Map Explorer.

Esri FedGIS 2019

The Blue Raster team took part in the annual Esri FedGIS conference in Washington, DC. The conference is an opportunity for government professionals to discuss best practices, participate in hands-on workshops, and connect with subject matter experts from across the country. The conference also features thought leaders from several organizations giving presentations on their uses of  location intelligence. We had the opportunity to meet and talk with Esri staff and attendees. In addition, our team members attended sessions and met with colleagues and clients.

2019 FedGIS collage

2019 Partner of the Year Award

Partner of the Year Award photo

Blue Raster is proud and excited to be recognized as the 2019 Partner of the Year. This award is presented as part of the Esri Federal Small Business Specialty (FSBS) program. It recognizes small-business partners who have demonstrated their “commitment to helping federal institutions become more effective and resilient through location intelligence”. The award presentation at FedGIS featured our work with the NASA Transboundary Water Management Data Explorer. This project visualizes hydrologic data including international coverage for precipitation, atmospheric flow, soil moisture, population, and land cover. We look forward to continuing to connect with US Federal Government customers and other small business and providing new and creative Esri solutions.

 


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