Galveston Bay Action Network

Be The Eyes on Your Bay!
The Galveston Bay Foundation’s Galveston Bay Action Network (GBAN) is an interactive tool for submitting and viewing water-related pollution reports across the four counties that touch Galveston Bay (Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, and Harris). It is designed to act as a bridge between citizens who care for the safety and health of the Bay and the authorities who can help enforce those qualities. GBAN pollution reports are sent directly to the appropriate authorities – no researching to find out where to send your concerns!

 GBAN Screen

For more information, or to view the map: Click Here!

For More information about the Galveston Bay Foundation, please visit their website: galvbay.org

Putting Every Pothole on the Map

Video screenshots courtesy of News 12 (http://newjersey.news12.com/)

Video screenshots courtesy of News 12 (http://newjersey.news12.com/)
Visit Potholemapping.com for more information.

On February 20th, we launched a crowd-sourced map of potholes in New Jersey where anyone can report potholes right from their smartphones.

In a matter of days, 600+ potholes popped up on the map, 70% of them labeled ‘dangerous.’ Numerous media sources have picked up on our project, such as WCBS, NJ News 12, Philadelphia Business Journal, and NBC 10 News.

What was proven critical about our Mappler platform in a project like this is its speed and versatility. It allowed users to upload pictures right from where they were, and made collecting and sharing meaningful information incredibly easy. Our team had already built a versatile, ready-to-use tool for any type of mapping projects, so we were able to launch NJ Pothole Map just when the road conditions were the worst after the snowstorms.

Many organizations have always wanted to use interactive mapping solutions to make their data collection/visualization or public participation efforts more efficient and engaging. But hiring developers is costly and time-consuming, and advanced GIS softwares are often too complicated and expensive.

We at Vertices can make this process easier and more affordable. We’ve worked with organizations across many industries to create simple, customized, and cross-platform mapping solutions tailored to each use and rolled out immediately. Talk to us today and let’s explore new possibilities through mapping.

Hurricane Sandy Gas Map

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Featured in NBC, Huffington Post and the New York Times

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, residents in the affected area found themselves waiting for hours in line for gas, sometimes only to learn that they were out. In response to this problem, VERTICES President Dr. Wansoo Im and high school students from the community mapping group IMSOCIO worked together to create a community participatory map, where anyone could report on the availability of gas at stations they were visiting.

The data gathered was used by FEMA, The US. Dept. of Energy and Google Crises Map in their emergency response measures. The project earned praise from US Sect. of Energy, Steven Chu: “Your innovative use of social media and mapping technology to make live fuel supply data streams available filled a significant community information gap.”

 

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Coming soon

We’re currently updating our project highlights page. Please check again soon!

Interactive Map- Georgia

Vertices LLC bring another daily map for this week. Today’s data is about Georgia. This info entails data on the percentage of different ethnicity including Caucasian, Hispanic, African American, and Asian. On top of this there is information that includes income. This information can be used to show that there sometimes is a correlation between income and ethnic origin

For larger map details on the project, please visit the Georgia website.

Georgia-
Map: Georgia
Year of Data:2000, 2010
Graphs: Percentage Caucasian
Percentage Hispanic
Percentage African American
Percentage Asian

Source: GeorgiaINFO
MapplerX site: Georgia
Data Mining: Yun-Ah Park, Keith Gibson
Map Making: Keith Gibson

Interactive Map- Maryland Living Resources

Here comes another daily map from Vertices LLC. Today’s data is about Maryland and the Living Resources. Taken from the DNRWEB website this data is very helpful to show the location of one of Maryland’s major economic drivers, sea food but that is not all. There is also other information on living resources for example the wide and extensive conservation network that spans the entire state. Feel free to click and explore the many choices that are available for this data set.

For larger map details on the project, please visit the Living Resources website.

Maryland Living Resources-
Map: Maryland
Year of Data:2008-2012
Graphs: Biodiversity Conservation Network
Maryland Amphibian Reptile Atlas
Maryland Bay Bottom Survey
Natural Oyster Bars
Oyster Repletion Data
Sensitive Species Project Review Areas
Shellfish Santuary and Reserve
Yates Oyster Bar Boundries

Source: DNRWEB
MapplerX site: Living Resources
Data Mining: Yun-Ah Park, Keith Gibson
Map Making: Keith Gibson

Interactive Map — Energy

Vertices LLC proudly presents a new daily map for this week. This interactive map includes energy production and consumption on a state level for the United States. There are three different graphs that may be looked at which include, Total production (Population Adjusted), Total Consumption (Population Adjusted) and Consumption less Production (Population Adjusted). Each of these maps have population that is divided by 1,000 and have energy in trillion BTU’s in order to make easier, more readable numbers for the graph. These three maps help show what impact per person is taking place being that certain states each person has more of an impact on the environment or that certain state are deficient in creating energy for its own citizens.

For larger map details on the project, please visit the Energy website.

Energy Production and Consumption-
Map: State Level
Year of Data: 2010
Graphs: Total Production (Population Adjusted)
Total Consumption (Population Adjusted)
Consumption less Production (Population Adjusted)
Source: EIA.Gov
MapplerX site: Energy
Data Mining: Yun-Ah Park, Keith Gibson
Map Making: Keith Gibson

Interative Map — Traffic Fatalities

As a part of the new daily maps project we at Vertices, LLC are creating maps of controversial data for the public to view. This data is an interactive map that has data information for the fifty states within the United States. This data is Traffic Fatalities Per 100 Million Vehicle Miles, which includes the rate and the rank. The rake is is fatalities divided per 100 million vehicle miles and the rank is the order put from least to greatest.

For larger map details on the project, please visit the Traffic Fatalities website.

Traffic Fatalities-
Map: State Level
Year of Data: 2007
Source: Census.Gov
MapplerX site: Traffic Fatalities
Data Mining: Yun-Ah Park, Keith Gibson
Map Making: Keith Gibson

Interactive Map – Bike Safety Audit in New Brunswick, NJ

In March of this year, Dr. Wansoo Im, an adjunct faculty member at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers – New Brunswick, and the students enrolled in Community Mapping, worked to map bike safety in New Brunswick. The class entailed designing a community mapping project, engaging the community to find out what they through of bike safety in New Brunswick, an audit of the community, and an analysis of the data found. For full details on the project, please visit the RUBike website.

Interactive Map – Barry (MI) Conservation District

VERTICES, LLC working in conjunction with the Barry Conservation District has mapped the Thronapple Watershed in Michigan with relevant data about the watershed and the conservation district itself using Mappler X, a VERTICES interactive mapping product. To view the full map, click here.