Category Archive: Geomatics

Jun 17 2013

A Few Good Reads (6/17/13): What Next in Germany? 2012 Second Costliest Disaster Year in U.S.

This week: What’s next for flood prevention in the aftermath of massive floods in Germany, before and after aerial photography of the Germany flooding, extreme jet stream pattern triggers historic Europe flooding, 2012 second costliest ever for disasters in the U.S., $20B plan outlined for New York City, and a Colorado River water supply shortage …

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May 10 2013

Stunning Willamette Historical Stream Channels Poster

When I started as an intern while still in college 13 years ago, my first task was digitizing a hundred print outs of historical meander bank lines that were drawn by J.C. Brice. I sat at the old school digitizing table for 12 hours a week and loved it actually. My effort as an intern …

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Mar 04 2013

A Few Good Reads (3/4/13): Hybrid Levees, Removal of Whittenton Dam

This week: A video about Brown’s Canyon in the Upper Arkansas River Valley, hybrid levees for protecting the coast, removal of the Whittenton Dam and restoration of the Mill River, reasons the FAA should integrate UAS, and how all online maps are flawed. Snowpack two-thirds of normal while reservoirs are about average(Sacramento Bee) DWR estimates …

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Feb 18 2013

A Few Good Reads (2/18/13): Mozambique Relocating Flood Victims, the Natomas Levee Upgrade Still Held Up

This week: Mozambique attempting to relocate flood victims away from the river, 24 miles of the needed Natomas Levee upgrades still held up, Brazil going dam crazy, the 50 states redrawn by population, and the impending death of the password. Mozambique Pushing to Resettle Hesitant Flood Victims (Voice of America) Adam Ridell says the relocation …

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