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Mapping Glacier Loss In Western Canada

Friday, February 23, 2024 - 10:52am

Researchers are using remotely sensed data and satellite imagery to map glacier loss in Western Canada. Scientists use satellite images, like those produced by the long-running Landsat Earth observation satellites, to compare the size and extent of glaciers over time. By examining images from different years, they can track changes in glacier size, shape, and movement.


Cordiform: Heart-Shaped Map Projections

Friday, February 23, 2024 - 10:51am

Heart shaped map projections are known as cordiform map projections.  Cordiform is derived from the Latin “cor” for heart and “form” for shape.


How Normalized Difference Water Index Is Used To Map Flooding

Friday, February 23, 2024 - 10:48am

The Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI) is a calculation used in remote sensing to monitor and measure the amount of moisture in vegetation and surface water bodies.


Pima County Enhances Community-Designated Heater Relief with GIS

Friday, February 23, 2024 - 10:36am

From 2019 to 2021, Pima County, Arizona, had 36 documented heat-related deaths, and 2023 has by far been the worst, with 46 heat-related deaths. Although the temperature did not rise above 107 degrees Fahrenheit, the county already had 48 days of 100-plus temperatures. Due to the negative effects of prolonged heat exposure on the community’s health and well-being, the county knew it had to address the issue.


Pima County Enhances Community Designed Heat Relief with GIS

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 9:20am

The Pima County Health Department launched the Pima County Health Relief Network (HRN), a GIS-powered online resource, which enabled the county to take a strategic, streamlined approach to preventing heat-related deaths and illnesses.



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