New Hampshire GRANIT and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Coastal Program are excited to launch a new website and training program for the New Hampshire Coastal Viewer mapping tool: www.nhcoastalviewer.org. The NH Coastal Viewer, which first launched in 2015, is a web-based mapping tool that makes spatial datasets about community assets, natural resources, and hazards within New Hampshire’s 42 coastal watershed communities publicly accessible in one place. NH Coastal Viewer users, which include municipal and state officials, planners, engineers, and coastal watershed residents, can explore datasets such as Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) floodplain maps and sea-level rise scenarios; tax parcel boundaries; conserved lands and priorities areas for future conservation; dams and culverts; habitat information including eelgrass, oysters, and salt marshes; aquaculture sites; recreational access points; aerial imagery and topographic information; and much more. Users can analyze data, make maps, and save projects to share with others. The new website streamlines access to the NH Coastal Viewer, provides new training resources including video tutorials, and displays examples of how the data can be used to tell stories about our coastal resources. Bookmark www.nhcoastalviewer.org on your favorite internet browser and start exploring the many fascinating and useful datasets about our coastal watershed!
Explore the new New Hampshire Coastal Viewer website.
As part of the effort to improve coastal resource and hazard data access for coastal watershed communities through the NH Coastal Viewer, NH GRANIT and the NHDES Coastal Program are partnering with the Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions, and The Nature Conservancy to hold a hands-on training entitled, “Coastal Viewer 101 for Land Conservation.” The free training will take place Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 6PM to 8PM at the University of New Hampshire in Pettee Hall, Room G18. Space is limited, so register soon!
Find out more information and register for the training.
If you can’t make it to the hands-on training, you can explore other NH Coastal Viewer training resources on the NH Coastal Viewer website.
If you have questions about the NH Coastal Viewer, please contact Kirsten Howard, NHDES Coastal Program Resilience Specialist, at Kirsten.Howard@des.nh.gov or 603-559-0020.
The New Hampshire Coastal Viewer is funded, in part, by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management under the Coastal Zone Management Act in conjunction with the NHDES Coastal Program.