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Interactive Database WebTools    

Throughout the years The Center for Texas Beaches and Shores has created a series of Interactive Database WebTools. We encourage you to look around and follow the links to check out what has been created. Let's see what you can learn!

*You may reach the interactive tool by clicking the specific headline, once you have been routed to the project description.*

Measuring, Mapping, and Managing Flood Risk

As part of the Measuring, Mapping, and Managing Flood Risk in the Built Environment project CTBS conducted a statewide analysis of historic insured flood loss to help identify at-risk communities in the state. Such an analysis can also help residents and decision makers better understand the history and pattern of insured flood damage across the state.

This project is a partnership of several Texas universities, state and federal agencies, and community leaders. Measuring, Mapping, and Managing Flood Risk in the Built Envirnonment is made possible by funding from the Texas General Land Office, and FEMA.

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The Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas

This web-based spatial decision support system for Texas coastal communities is developed and maintained by Center for Texas Beaches and Shores in support for implementing the Rebuild Texas Framework. This spatial visualization, risk communication, and information-sharing mapping interface provides details on major Hurricane Harvey Impacts. The interface also provides general information about local flood risks in the region.

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Buyers 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.

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Pricing Galveston Flooding - Coastal Spine

This map shows likely property damage to residential structures and associated flood depths for hurricane storm surge in the Houston-Galveston metro area.

Residential damage estimates were calculated using HAZUSdamage estimation software and are based on US Army Corps of Engineers' modeling of water depths for surge events (using ADCIRC software) and equations relating flood depth and property values to expected property damage.

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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.

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Texas Coastal 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.

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Status and Trends

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.

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