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Coastal Bay Atlas

The Bay Atlas zooms in from the regional level Coastal Atlas, showing finer details within the Galveston Bay and the surrounding counties of Chambers, Galveston, and Harris. New datasets offered in this map set include Digital elevation models, Land Change, Land Cover, Impervious Surface, and Population Density.

Coastal Texas Atlas

The Coastal Atlas is a detailed and comprehensive web-based program providing information for anyone wanting to know more about the Texas coast. Presently, the coastal atlas is the most comprehensive online, interactive database ever compiled about the Texas coast. Serving as a central access point for all geographic data related to twenty-nine coastal counties in Texas, the Atlas offers comprehensive information about every area of the Texas coast down not only to the city block, but also to an individual house or lot on that block.

Galveston Bay Estuary

The Status and Trends is a collection of spatial and temporal indicators including water quality, oil spills, metals, organics, birds, and fisheries catch per unit effort. This data is obtained from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, General Land Office, and Audubon Texas, with the funding for this project provided by the Galveston Bay Estuary Program. The spatial extent of this atlas is the Galveston Bay Estuary as defined by the National Estuary Program.

Buyers Be-Where

Buyer Be-Where is an on-line system to help prospective home buyers and sellers understand their risk relative to other properties in the area. Anyone with an Internet connection can enter a street address and receive a graphic and statistical risk assessment for a specific property. Comprehensive, easy to understand information delivered on-the-fly will provide a critical resource for existing and future property owners interested in making sound and safe investment decisions.

Pricing Galveston Flooding

The interactive map of Economic Impacts Of Storm Surge In Galveston Bay shows how hurricane storm surge flooding in Galveston Bay would hit the pocketbooks of citizens nationwide, from Houston to Hartford. The local map shows impacts in the Houston-Galveston metro area, including likely dollar amounts for property damage to residential structures and associated flood depths. The national map shows how this hurricane storm surge in the Houston-Galveston metro area could affect economic activity, income, and prices across all fifty states over the next century. Users can explore how different scenarios (including urban growth, sea level rise, storm strength, and construction of a proposed “coastal spine” surge barrier) affect these local and national impacts.

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