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Fall 2005
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Exclusive ArcNews Online Articles

The Fall 2005 issue of ArcNews Online presents the following exclusively online articles.

GIS Supports Hurricane Response

American Red Cross Uses GIS for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Efforts
The American Red Cross responded to hurricanes Katrina and Rita with tens of thousands of new volunteers bringing aid to hurricane survivors. More than 177,000 Red Cross workers from all 50 states were deployed on the scene to provide more than 19 million hot meals and 2.6 million overnight stays in 902 shelters across 25 states.

Missouri Department of Economic Development Maps Business Impacts of Hurricane Katrina and More
While images of rescue and recovery efforts in the city of New Orleans filled TV screens, the Missouri Department of Economic Development was already at work making GIS maps to aid in the study of business impacts associated with Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi.

GIS Volunteers Help in Mississippi's Hurricane Katrina and Rita Response
Response efforts to hurricanes Katrina and Rita came in many forms from a wide range of people and organizations, both public and private. In Mississippi, GIS volunteers, many from URISA's GISCorps, were among the first on the ground helping wherever needed.

Focus on Water Management GIS

Witte Museum Uses GIS to Make a Splash in Its New "World of Water" Exhibit
Stretching more than 150 miles from east to west and nearly 100 miles from north to south, the Edwards aquifer is a unique natural resource in south-central Texas. Recently, the Edwards Aquifer Authority, the San Antonio River Authority, the Witte Museum of San Antonio, and a number of other organizations collaborated on an exhibit entitled "World of Water" that was on display at the Witte Museum March through September 2005. Among the exhibit's many presentations was a GIS kiosk displaying interactive maps of the Edwards aquifer region.

Also—Look for the expanded Esri T-shirt section online.

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