Category: Environmental

Port of San Francisco Uses Enterprise GIS to Prepare for Sea Level Rise Caused by Climate Change

Port of San Francisco Uses Enterprise GIS to Prepare for Sea Level Rise Caused by Climate Change

Like many coastal cities, San Francisco is developing Sea Level Rise Action Plan to prepare for sea-level rise as a result of climate change. The Port of San Francisco, located on the water, is inherently more vulnerable than any other piece of infrastructure.  The Port of San Francisco is working with Farallon Geographics to develop an efficient, cost-effective way to evaluate risks and prioritize mitigation efforts. Enterprise GIS as the...
eCatch geospatial fisheries management app moves from HTML5 to native iOS to take advantage of GPS

eCatch geospatial fisheries management app moves from HTML5 to native iOS to take advantage of GPS

eCatch is an iPad application developed by The Nature Conservancy with Farallon Geographics’ help that uses crowd-sourcing to collect, map and share the location of fish species for in-season adaptive fisheries management. Fisherman at sea use the app to report areas where they caught overfished species and learn from other fisherman the location of more abundant species. eCatch was originally developed as an HTML5 application for device portability.  This...
Flight Tracking and Noise Management using Open Source GIS Tools – Part 2

Flight Tracking and Noise Management using Open Source GIS Tools – Part 2

In Designing an Open Source Geospatial Solution to Manage Airport Noise and Operations – Part 1 I described OpenNOMS, a modular and Open Source suite of applications for managing airport and flight noise information and operations in a geospatial context. The first module of the application suite we have worked on is FlightTracker, a fully web-based application for monitoring, visualizing, and reporting on the correlation between airplane flight paths, noise...
Designing an Open Source Geospatial Solution to Manage Airport Noise and Operations – Part 1

Designing an Open Source Geospatial Solution to Manage Airport Noise and Operations – Part 1

Much of our recent application development work has been focused on creating intuitive and richly interactive geospatial applications using Open Source software and standards. Many of these solutions offer completely new functionality such as our Enterprise Addressing System, Archeological Asset Management system, and a real-time fisheries management application. But others were designed as modern, Open Source alternatives to legacy proprietary systems. OpenNOMS (Open Noise and Operations Management System) is one example...
Another Great Use of the MarineMap Environmental GIS Decision Support Tool

Another Great Use of the MarineMap Environmental GIS Decision Support Tool

Yesterday, we received a very rewarding email from a colleague who had worked for Farallon on a project we helped the MarineMap Consortium complete a couple of years ago: “Just thought I would pass along an experience that, I hope, may bring a smile to your face. I was in a meeting with some VIP’s today for a petroleum client we are working with. It has to do with...
eCatch 2.0 – rebuilding sustainable fisheries on the California coast using GIS

eCatch 2.0 – rebuilding sustainable fisheries on the California coast using GIS

If you follow environmental news then you probably already read about eCatch, a new iPad app developed by The Nature Conservancy that gives fishermen real-time access to the latest information on where the fish are – the abundant ones they want to catch and the overfished ones they need to avoid. The basic idea behind eCatch is that some fish are becoming endangered through overfishing, and the best way...