Tag Archive: mapping

Apr 16 2012

A Few Good Reads (4/16/12): Thailand Moving to Avoid Repeat of 2011


This week: Thailand’s battle to avoid future flooding in Bangkok, the recovery along the Missouri, the effect of dams, Hickenlooper on the Colorado River, and a compilation of useful mapping and imagery posts from the ArcGIS blog. Thailand Moves to Avoid Repeat of 2011 Flood Catastrophe (Voice of America) For residents of Thailand’s capital, the …

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Jan 25 2012

What Every Floodplain Manager Needs


In the Netherlands there are 25 Water boards, similar to U.S. levee boards or reclamation districts.  Each board has a president or chair known as the Dijkgraaf.  During his or her first day on the job, a Dijkgraaf is given many responsibilities – and one present.  A pair of Wellington Boots.  In the Netherlands where …

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Jul 14 2011

Hydro Survey: The Process to a Map (Part 2)


In my last post (The Process to a Map (Part 1), I explained how the process to building a bathymetry map begins before you even get in the field. I walked through the spacing of your single beam cross sections and the importance of your cross sections being perpendicular to flow. After the extracting and …

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Jul 12 2011

Hydro Survey: The Process to a Map (Part 1)


We’ve talked a little about boats and the equipment set up for hydro survey and today we come to the question: How do we go from data collection to a final mapping product? This process does not start when you get back to the office but prior to even getting into the field. Here is …

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