Description: The firestorm that erupted in San Diego County in the fall of 2007 devastated the area. This firestorm is considered to be the second most destructive fire in the history of the county, just after the Cedar Fire of 2003. High heat, low humidity, Santa Ana winds with gusts up to 100 mph, and other conditions provided optimal conditions for the wildfires to thrive.
Description: According to the University of Hawaii’s Honolulu Climate Change Commission, Oahu is the most at risk from sea-level rise compared to all other Hawaiian islands. By the middle of the century, a report assembled by the commission warned that regular high tide flooding with 3.2ft of local sea-level rise would put 18 miles of coastal road and 4000 settlements at risk (Westfall, 2018).
Description: The Adirondacks is a state park in Upstate New York that encompasses 6 million acres (larger than any National Park). The park contains a Forest Preserve that encompasses 2.6 million acres. The other 3.4 million acres are privately owned land that is regulated by the Adirondack Park Agency.
Description: Citi Bike is a bicycle sharing system established in 2013 in New York City. As of now, the nation’s largest bike-sharing system has 12,000 stations across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Jersey City. Riding a bike is fun and healthy exercise. In urban areas like NYC, bike-sharing can also serve as a time-effective way of moving around tightly packed areas.
Description: This story map is a consulting simulation. ArcGIS Pro and Business Analyst tools will be used to help find a suitable site location for a new artisan cafe known as ‘The Green Bean’. All details used to guide this project were obtained from ‘The Green Bean Business Plan'.
Description: The COA GIS website contains interactive GIS maps that can be customized and printed (PDF). The maps represent areas commonly visited on field trips and studied in classes. Maps include COA, MDI, the State and Gulf of Maine and whole world base maps.