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Archived Projects

This page contains a list of former GRANIT projects, including projects that were conducted by other New Hampshire organizations.

GRANIT 16
Description"GRANIT 16" provides core support for the continued development, maintenance, and dissemination of the GRANIT database and related resources. Funds are used to acquire, verify, document, and integrate relevant data; to archive and distribute data through the GRANIT web site and through other media; to maintain web-based mapping interfaces for public use; to conduct GIS analyses that address resource management and development issues; and to provide technical support and assistance to users of the ...   More
Lead AgencyEarth Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)NH Office of Energy and Planning
 
Coos County Broadband Mapping
DescriptionThe NH Broadband Mapping & Planning Program (NHBMPP) was initiated by GRANIT in January of 2010, with a goal of understanding where broadband is available in NH, how it can be made more widely available in the future, and how to encourage increased levels of broadband adoption and usage. With funding from the Northern Border Regional Commission, we are extending and enhancing our efforts to map broadband availability and to conduct related outreach activities in Coos County.  More
Lead AgencyEarth Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)Northern Border Regional Commmission
 
Areas of Mitigation Interest
DescriptionThe goal of this project is to develop an 'Areas of Mitigation Interest' data set. This data set is being produced in an effort to gain a better understanding of the flood risks posed to New Hampshire's coastal communities (13 in Rockingham County and 4 in Strafford County) and to identify potential mitigation actions. An initial data set will be compiled from a variety of known existing resources. The data will then be sent to community officials to gather localized knowledge and input to further ...   More
Lead AgencyNH GRANIT, UNH Earth Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)Federal Emergency Management Agency
 
Discovery - Piscataqua - Phase I
DescriptionThe goal of this effort is to work closely with 13 communities in Rockingham, Strafford, and Carroll Counties, to help them identify areas at risk for flooding and possible solutions for reducing that risk. New Zone A (approximate) flood zone boundaries will be generated using hydrologic and hydraulic modeling in conjunction with elevation data derived from LiDAR. The boundaries generated from this process will be compared to the current effective data for the 13 study area communities. After analysis, ...   More
Lead AgencyNH GRANIT, UNH Earth Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)Federal Emergency Management Agency
 
Southwest New Hampshire Land Cover Assessment Update
DescriptionObject-based image analysis (OBIA) methods are being used to update the 23-class New Hampshire Land Cover Assessment for the southwestern portion of the state. In addition, classes of forest change (which were introduced in the 2012 forest change assessment in northern New Hampshire) will be included. The classification will be derived from 2014 Landsat 8 OLI data in conjunction with other, historical Landsat TM and ETM+ data. The area covered ranges from the Connecticut River in the west to Manchester ...   More
Lead AgencyGRANIT
Sponsor(s)National Aeronautics and Space Administration
 
High Resolution Impervious Surface Mapping in Carroll County, NH and York County, ME - 2010
DescriptionGRANIT is expanding the 2010 impervious surface mapping (which currently encompasses Rockingham and Strafford counties in New Hampshire) to include the entire Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP) footprint. The addition will include the towns of Alton, Brookfield, Pittsfield, Wakefield, and Wolfeboro in New Hampshire, and the Maine towns of Acton, Berwick, Eliot, Kittery, Lebanon, North Berwick, Sanford, Shapleigh, South Berwick, Wells, and York. The project will update the 2007 Maine ...   More
Lead AgencyGRANIT
Sponsor(s)Piscataqua Region Estuaries Project
 
NH Broadband Mapping & Planning Program
DescriptionThe New Hampshire Broadband Mapping & Planning Program (NHBMPP) is a coordinated, multi-agency initiative to inventory and map current and planned broadband coverage available to the state's businesses, educators, and citizens. The program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), is part of a national effort to expand broadband access and adoption through improved data collection and broadband planning. ...   More
Lead AgencyGRANIT
Sponsor(s)
 
Rural Addressing Project
DescriptionThe Rural Addresing component of the New Hampshire Broadband Mapping Program is an innovative strategy that leverages relationships between UNH, Regional Planning Commissions, local/state agencies and community volunteers to develop the first public master address file for the state. The effort will produce a database of approximately 10,000 points, representing the locations of households in the state's rural census blocks (e.g. census blocks greater than 2 square miles). The data will ultimately ...   More
Lead AgencyGRANIT
Sponsor(s)
 
Planning Gateway: Metrics for Comprehensive Plans
DescriptionThe Planning Metrics Gateway was produced through a collaboration of the nine regional planning commissions (RPCs) in New Hampshire and NH GRANIT under the Granite State Future (GSF) project. The intention was to establish a set of planning metrics that could be employed consistently across the nine individual regional plans and were of common benefit to local, regional and state master plans. By establishing common metrics and methodologies, data ...   More
Lead AgencyRegional Planning Commissions in New Hampshire
Sponsor(s)
 
GRANIT 14
Description"GRANIT 14" provides core support for the continued development, maintenance, and dissemination of the GRANIT database and related resources. Funds are used to acquire, verify, document, and integrate relevant data; to archive and distribute data through the GRANIT web site and through other media; to maintain web-based mapping interfaces for public use; to conduct GIS analyses that address resource management and development issues; and to provide technical support and assistance to users of the ...   More
Lead AgencyEarth Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)NH Office of Energy and Planning
 
Enhanced Multitemporal Landcover Project
DescriptionThe "Enhanced Multitemporal Landcover Project" is an effort to enhance the National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD) from 1992, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2010/2011 in order to produce a standardized time-series of land cover information suitable for EPSCoR-related modeling within New Hampshire. In order to achieve this goal, GRANIT will conduct the following three tasks: (1) conduct a rigorous accuracy assessment of the 2010/2011 data; (2) standardize the five data sets using a consistent classification scheme ...   More
Lead AgencyNH GRANIT, UNH Earth Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)
 
Coastal Floodplain Mapping Project
DescriptionIn an ongoing effort to provide more accurate flood maps in New Hampshire, new floodplain data and maps will be created for a number of flooding sources within the Piscataqua / Salmon Falls watershed basin. The study area covers 239 miles and includes 17 communities within the eastern portions of Rockingham and Strafford Counties. The new floodplain data will be based on high resolution LiDAR topographic data collected in the spring of 2011, which will yield more accurate products than prior efforts ...   More
Lead AgencyGRANIT
Sponsor(s)Federal Emergency Management Agency
 
Coastal Floodplain Mapping Project - Risk MAP Products
DescriptionIn Fiscal Year 10, the Complex Systems Research Center entered into a cooperative agreement with FEMA to produce a series of regulatory products, including Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps and Flood Insurance Studies, for 17 communities in the Salmon Falls-Piscataqua River Basin of coastal New Hampshire. This companion project seeks to develop a suite of non-regulatory products that extend the utility of the maps and reports, encourage community utilization and understanding, and facilitate more ...   More
Lead AgencyGRANIT
Sponsor(s)Federal Emergency Management Agency
 
Surficial Geology 2012 (Phase VII)
DescriptionNH GRANIT is working with NH DES to automate 1:24,000-scale surficial geology maps, including material types, textures, and glacial features. In this phase of the multi-year effort, data is being produced for the following USGS quad-based maps: 43 (Littleton), 44 (Bethlehem West), 45 (Bethlehem East), 110 (Winnisquam Lake), 111 (Laconia), 112 (West Alton), 128 (Milton), 134 (Warner), 135 (Webster), 148 (Henniker), 162 (Deering), and 195 (Milford).   More
Lead AgencyNH GRANIT, UNH Earth Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)
 
GRANIT Coastal Data Viewer
DescriptionThe GRANIT System is developing an interactive, web-based data viewer to host and disseminate a number of spatially explicit data sets covering coastal NH and extending into southern Maine. The viewer will incorporate data and tools that are specifically focused on past and potential future climate change impacts, including the following two recently-released (and/or recently updated) data sets:
  • Water depth grids. Wake, C., et al. 2011. Climate Change in the ...   More
Lead AgencyNH GRANIT, UNH Earth Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)
 
Risk MAP FY12
DescriptionGRANIT staff at Earth Systems Research Center are assisting the NH Office of Energy and Planning in implementing FEMA's Risk MAP (Mapping, Assessment and Planning) Program in New Hampshire, as outlined in the state's business plan submitted to and approved by FEMA. To support this objective, GRANIT staff are involved in a range of activities including maintenance of a digital base map inventory, assessment of community mapping needs, maintenance of DFIRM web pages, and participation in outreach ...   More
Lead AgencyNH GRANIT, UNH Earth Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)Federal Emergency Management Agency
 
GRANIT 13
Description"GRANIT 13" provides core support for the continued development, maintenance, and dissemination of the GRANIT database and related resources. Funds are used to acquire, verify, document, and integrate relevant data; to archive and distribute data through the GRANIT web site and through other media; to maintain web-based mapping interfaces for public use; to conduct GIS analyses that address resource management and development issues; and to provide technical support and assistance to users of the ...   More
Lead AgencyUNH Earth Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)NH Office of Energy and Planning
 
Sea Level Rise in Coastal NH
DescriptionThe text below is modified and updated from the Sea Level Rise chapter in: Wake et al. (2011) Climate Change in the Piscataqua/Great Bay Region: Past, Present, and Future. http://www.climatesolutionsne.org

Sea Level Rise in Coastal NH

The results of the analysis discussed in detail below indicate that we can expect the 100-year flood elevation at Fort Point in New Castle, NH to increase from a current elevation of 11.2 feet to ...   More

Lead AgencyEarth Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)
 
Risk MAP FY11
DescriptionGRANIT staff at Earth Systems Research Center are assisting the NH Office of Energy and Planning in implementing FEMA's Risk MAP (Mapping, Assessment and Planning) Program in New Hampshire, as outlined in the state's business plan submitted to and approved by FEMA. To support this objective, GRANIT staff are involved in a range of activities including maintenance of a digital base map inventory, assessment of community mapping needs, maintenance of DFIRM web pages, and participation in outreach ...   More
Lead AgencyUNH Earth Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)Federal Emergency Management Agency
 
Space Grant - 2011
DescriptionObject-based image analysis (OBIA) methods are being used to classify various forms of forest change in northern New Hampshire. Definiens OBIA software is used to segment and classify clearcut, thinned, and forests in the early stages of succession based on Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) data from September of 2001 and August of 2010. As a general rule, areas that appear green in 2001 and bright pink in 2010 are classified as "clearcut", while areas that are green in 2001 but brownish green in 2010 ...   More
Lead AgencyGRANIT
Sponsor(s)National Aeronautics and Space Administration
 
Assessing the Risk of 100-year Freshwater Floods in the Lamprey River Watershed of New Hampshire Resulting from Changes in Climate and Land Use
DescriptionCoastal communities are confronting the effects of rapid development and associated land use change, while also dealing with the serious impacts of a changing climate. Both factors influence the frequency and magnitude of flood events. As such, local decisionmakers and regional planners are seeking improved scientific information regarding flood risk in the context of climate change to use as a basis for guiding development and planning infrastructure investments. In New Hampshire, as in other ...   More
Lead AgencyEarth Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology
 
GRANIT 12
Description"GRANIT 12" provides core support for the continued development, maintenance, and dissemination of the GRANIT database and related resources. Funds are used to acquire, verify, document, and integrate relevant data; to archive and distribute data through the GRANIT web site and through other media; to maintain web-based mapping interfaces for public use; to conduct GIS analyses that address resource management and development issues; and to provide technical support and assistance to users of the ...   More
Lead AgencyUNH Earth Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)NH Office of Energy and Planning
 
Impervious Surface Mapping in the Coastal Watershed of NH and Maine, 2010
DescriptionEstimates of impervious surface acreage for 2010 will be generated for 48 towns in southeast New Hampshire and 11 communities in York County, Maine. The estimates will be based on applying both traditional and subpixel image classification techniques to 30-meter Landsat 5 satellite data, acquired in April of 2010. The 2010 data will extend previous impervious surface mapping efforts for New Hampshire and portions of coastal Maine from the years 1990, 2000, and 2005. This will provide a time-series ...   More
Lead AgencyGRANIT
Sponsor(s)Piscataqua Region Estuaries Project
 
Risk MAP FY10
DescriptionGRANIT staff at Complex Systems Research Center are assisting the NH Office of Energy and Planning in implementing FEMA's Risk MAP (Mapping, Assessment and Planning) Program in New Hampshire, as outlined in the state's business plan submitted to and approved by FEMA. To support this objective, GRANIT staff are involved in a range of activities including maintenance of a digital base map inventory, assessment of community mapping needs, maintenance of DFIRM web pages, and participation in outreach ...   More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)
 
GRANIT 11
Description"GRANIT 11" provides core support for the continued development, maintenance, and dissemination of the GRANIT database and related resources. Funds are used to acquire, verify, document, and integrate relevant data; to archive and distribute data through the GRANIT web site and through other media; to maintain web-based mapping interfaces for public use; to conduct GIS analyses that address resource management and development issues; and to provide technical support and assistance to users of the ...   More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)NH Office of Energy and Planning
 
Great Bay NERR System-Wide Monitoring Program/Habitat Mapping & Characterization
DescriptionThe GRANIT program at the Complex Systems Research Center, UNH is mapping high and low salt marsh habitats for the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. In addition, pools and pannes within the salt marsh will identified and mapped. These habitats will ultimately be incorporated into a comprehensive habitat data layer for the reserve.  More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
 
GRANIT 10
Description"GRANIT 10" provides core support for the continued development, maintenance, and dissemination of the GRANIT database. Funds are used to acquire, verify, document, and integrate relevant data; to archive and distribute data through the GRANIT web site and through other media; to maintain web-based mapping interfaces for public use; to conduct GIS analyses that address resource management and development issues; and to provide technical support and assistance to users of the GRANIT database.  More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)NH Office of Energy and Planning
 
Integrating Geospatial and Web-Based Technologies to Improve Land Use Planning in Coastal New Hampshire
DescriptionTo help coastal communities make land use decisions to protect environmental character and water quality into the future, we are planning to develop and disseminate a toolbox of geospatial resources for use in land use planning. The information provided by our tools can be incorporated into future master plans and conservation guidelines, serving to inform policies on water resource protection and regulations on land use. By working closely with the Exeter community in seacoast NH and the Rockingham ...   More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology
 
Statewide Imagery Needs Assessment
DescriptionWith funding from the NH Department of Transportation, GRANIT staff are researching and doumenting the image requirements of NH DOT bureaus, other targeted state agencies, and other members of the NH GIS community.  More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)NH Department of Transportation
 
Community Food Insecurity in NH
DescriptionUnder subcontract to The Carsey Institute, UNH, we are identifying, categorizing, and mapping food insecure areas in New Hampshire, access to types of food providers, and diet-related morbidity and mortality. Mapping will allow researchers to uncover the spatial relationships describing access to healthy foods by people coping with food insecurity, and link those relationships to the areas of the state with high and low prevalence of dietary-related health outcomes.   More
Lead AgencyUNH Carsey Institute
Sponsor(s)Endowment for Health
 
DFIRM Post Preliminary Processing - Merrimack / Hillsborough Counties, NH
DescriptionNH GRANIT is under contract to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to further develop the digital floodplain data for Merrimack and Hillsborough Counties, NH. The objective of the project is to take the digital flood data from "Preliminary" status to "Effective" status as defined by FEMA guidelines and specifications. This process entails submitting the Preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) to the individual communities within the counties, incorporating any revisions ...   More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)Federal Emergency Management Agency
 
GRANIT 09
DescriptionGRANIT 09 provides core support for the continued development, maintenance, and dissemination of the GRANIT database. Funds are used to acquire, verify, document, and integrate relevant data; to archive and distribute data through the GRANIT web site and through other media; to maintain web-based mapping interfaces for public use; to conduct GIS analyses that address resource management and development issues; and to provide technical support and assistance to users of the GRANIT database.  More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)NH Office of Energy and Planning
 
Conservation and Public Lands Update - 2008
DescriptionGRANIT is collaborating with The Nature Conservancy to update and enhance the statewide conservation lands layer. This project will continue to populate the conservation lands data with newly-protected tracts of land, and will augment this data layer through a robust approach that classifies and tracks how conservation lands are managed throughout the state.  More
Lead AgencyThe Nature Conservancy
Sponsor(s)New Hampshire GIS Conservation Collaborative
 
CTAP Regional Open Space Data Archive
DescriptionThe GRANIT staff at Complex Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire, will be producing a regional data archive comprising a suite of data sets suitable for use in community natural resource inventories. The archive will cover the 26 towns in the I93 Community Technical Assistance Program (CTAP). Data sets housed in the archive will be standardized and documented, and will thus support and facilitate subsequent efforts to develop local natural resource inventories/open space plans ...   More
Lead AgencyGRANIT
Sponsor(s)Southern NH Planning Commission
 
Maintenance and Enhancement of GRANIT Web Site, Phase IV
DescriptionThis project seeks to maintain and enhance the functionality of the GRANIT web site so that it continues to serve relevant geospatial data, web services, and related resources to a broad user constituency in the state of New Hampshire and the region. Maintenance activities will focus on the calendar, news postings, and links to related sites. Enhancements will include additions to site content (e.g. encouraging submission of project descriptions from GRANIT partners), as well as improved data ...   More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)New Hampshire GIS Conservation Collaborative
 
NH CommunityViz Technical Resource Center - Phase II
DescriptionCommunityViz is a software product that adds a scenario planning/decision-making framework and dynamic visualization capability to ArcGIS. Complex Systems Research Center continues to host a CommunityViz Technical Resource Center, providing technical support and web pages to CommunityViz users around the state. Additionally, Complex Systems is working with UNH Cooperative Extension to offer CommunityViz workshops to anyone who has experience with ArcGIS.  More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)New Hampshire GIS Conservation Collaborative
 
Impervious Surface Mapping in Southern Maine Communities
DescriptionImpervious surfaces were mapped in 11 communities located in York County, Maine. Funded through the Piscataqua Region Estuaries Project (formerly the New Hampshire Estuaries Program), this project is a supplement to the "Impervious Surface Mapping in Coastal New Hampshire" project completed for the New Hampshire seacoast region. The project applied both traditional and subpixel image classification techniques to 30-meter Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) and Landsat 7 ETM+ satellite data, acquired ...   More
Lead AgencyGRANIT
Sponsor(s)Piscataqua Region Estuaries Project
 
NH Wildlife Sightings Site
DescriptionThe NH Wildlife Sightings Website supports the collection of distribution, location, and habitat information for wildlife of New Hampshire through the reporting of observations by professionals and citizens of the state. The goal of this project is to enhance the site to:
1. Improve site navigation and extend functionality
2. Increase the number of wildlife species for data entry
3. Integrate habitat data into the database to allow communities of animals within a specific ...   More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)NH Department of Fish & Game
 
Map Modernization Implementation Activities, FY08
DescriptionComplex Systems Research Center is assisting the NH Office of Energy and Planning in implementing New Hampshire's Map Modernization Program, as outlined in the state's business plan submitted and approved by FEMA in July, 2007. To support this objective, GRANIT staff is involved in a range of activities including maintenance of a digital base map inventory, assessment of community mapping needs, maintenance of DFIRM web pages, and participation in outreach activities.  More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)Federal Emergency Management Agency
 
Maintenance and Enhancement of GRANIT Web Site, Phase III
DescriptionThis project seeks to maintain and enhance the functionality of the GRANIT web site so that it continues to serve relevant geospatial data, web services, and related resources to a broad user constituency in the state of New Hampshire and the region. Maintenance activities will focus on the calendar, news postings, and links to related sites. Enhancements will include additions to site content (e.g. encouraging submission of project descriptions from GRANIT partners), as well as improved data ...   More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)New Hampshire GIS Conservation Collaborative
 
Forest Stands - Phase IV
DescriptionThe Forest Stands - Phase IV project is a continuation of forest stand map automation being conducted for the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, Division of Forests and Lands. Forest stand boundaries as well as other land features, including stone walls, streams, boundary monuments, trails, and roads, are automated by means of a digitizing board or "heads up" digitizing based on scanned map sheets.  More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)NH Department of Resources and Economic Development/Division of Forests & Lands
 
Northern Forest Analytical and Technical Services
DescriptionGRANIT staff is working with the UNH Carsey Institute, the North Country Council, and the Northern Forest Center in conducting a set of interrelated activities designed to characterize and understand recent trends in the Northern Forest region. GRANIT is providing technical services to support the socio-economic analysis, and is generating maps and images for current and future planning.  More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)North Country Council
 
GRANIT 08
DescriptionGRANIT 08 provides core support for the continued development, maintenance, and dissemination of the GRANIT database. Funds are used to acquire, verify, document, and integrate relevant data; to archive and distribute data through the GRANIT web site and through other media; to maintain web-based mapping interfaces for public use; to conduct GIS analyses that address resource management and development issues; and to provide technical support and assistance to users of the GRANIT database.  More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)NH Office of Energy and Planning, NH Department of Resources and Economic Development/Division of Forests & Lands, NH Department of Environmental Services, NH Department of Transportation
 
Maintenance and Enhancement of GRANIT Web Site, Phase II
DescriptionThe project objective is to maintain and enhance the functionality of the GRANIT web site so that it serves relevant geospatial data, web services, and related resources to a broad user constituency in the state of New Hampshire and the region. To achieve this objective, the web site is being re-designed to accommodate additional features (database-driven calendar, contacts, project listings, etc.), enhanced content (resource library), and easier navigation.  More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)New Hampshire GIS Conservation Collaborative
 
NH CommunityViz Technical Resource Center
DescriptionCommunityViz is a software product that adds a scenario planning/decision-making framework and dynamic visualization capability to ArcGIS. Although CommunityViz is relatively new to New Hampshire, interest in the product is on the rise, and Complex Systems Research Center has been tasked with establishing a CommunityViz Technical Resource Center. As a Resource Center, Complex Systems will provide technical support to CommunityViz users around the state, and host a website containing technical ...   More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)New Hampshire GIS Conservation Collaborative
 
CommunityViz Pilot Projects
DescriptionComplex Systems Research Center (CSRC) is conducting three pilot projects in order to build the skill set required to host the NH CommunityViz Technical Resource Center.

One of these pilot projects involves working with project partners to apply CommunityViz in a Route 120 Corridor Management Study being conducted in Lebanon and Hanover NH. Due to a lack of housing options and the proximity of two major employment centers, the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) and the Centerra ...   More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)NH Department of Transportation, New Hampshire GIS Conservation Collaborative
 
Stream Buffer Characterization in Coastal NH
DescriptionThe Complex Systems Research Center at the University of New Hampshire conducted a characterization of 2nd order and higher streams within the Great Bay Watershed of coastal New Hampshire. Existing GIS and remote sensing data were used to map a suite of anthropogenic factors, including land use, impervious surface coverage, and transportation infrastructure, within standard buffers around each stream segment. These factors were then analyzed to produce a categorical indicator representing the ...   More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)NH Estuaries Project
 
Stream Buffer Theme - GRANIT Data Mapper
DescriptionSurface water buffers were produced to depict buffer zones around surface waters for each town in New Hampshire. The data were generated by buffering features from the New Hampshire Hydrography Dataset by various buffer sizes ranging from 50 ft. to 300 ft. The buffer results were incorporated into the Water Resources theme of the NH GRANIT Data Mapper, and a theme tool was added to summarize surface water buffer acreage.  More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)NH Estuaries Project
 
I93 CTAP Land Use Mapping Coordination
DescriptionComplex Systems Research Center (CSRC) coordinated land use/land cover mapping for the I93 Corridor in southern New Hampshire. The project was initiated by coordinating an effort to develop standards and protocols for the mapping activities. Training in basic photo interpretation and delineation techniques was provided to staff from the four participating Regional Planning Commissions; Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission, Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Rockingham Planning Commission, ...   More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)NH Department of Transportation, Rockingham Planning Commission
 
Municipal GIS Pilot Project
DescriptionThe Municipal GIS Pilot Project seeks to undertake a set of tasks representing the first phase of a larger, comprehensive effort to:
- coordinate GIS tools, data sources, and geospatial services from NH DOT, other state agencies, organizations, and municipalities;
- collect and maintain municipal GIS data and associated metadata for selected layers;
- provide municipalities with GIS tools, data, and geospatial services.
Primary activities during this phase include refinement ...   More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)NH Department of Transportation
 
Map Modernization Implementation Activities, FY07
DescriptionComplex Systems Research Center is assisting the NH Office of Energy and Planning in implementing New Hampshire's Map Modernization Program, as outlined in the state's business plan submitted and approved by FEMA in July, 2006. To support this objective, GRANIT staff is involved in a range of activities including maintenance of a digital base map inventory, assessment of community mapping needs, maintenance of DFIRM web pages, and participation in outreach activities.  More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)Federal Emergency Management Agency
 
Surficial Geology 08 (Phase V)
DescriptionNH GRANIT is working with the NH Department of Environmental Services to digitize an additional seven surficial geology maps, covering USGS quad tiles 149, 175, 176, 177, 191, 192, and 193.  More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)NH Department of Environmental Services
 
GRANIT 07
DescriptionAnnual contract to manage the GRANIT clearinghouse and provide other core GIS services to the state.  More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)
 
GRANIT Municipal GIS Survey 2006/2007
DescriptionThe GRANIT System at Complex Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire, in collaboration with the nine regional planning commissions (RPCs), has completed a survey of all municipalities in the state to better understand municipal tax parcel data holdings as well as related data sets.

The survey was designed to collect key information about digital tax parcel, zoning, elevation, and image data, including scale, resolution, accuracy, format, etc. We were also interested to know ...   More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)New Hampshire GIS Conservation Collaborative
 
Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds, The
DescriptionThe Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds prioritizes coastal watershed areas and offers regional strategies for maintaining diverse wildlife habitat, abundant wetlands, clean water, productive forests, and outstanding recreational opportunities into the future. It was created with public input from a range of stakeholders including citizens, scientists, conservation organizations, and natural resource agencies. Our hope is that the plan will serve as a valuable guide, tool, ...   More
Lead AgencyThe Nature Conservancy
Sponsor(s)NH Charitable Foundation
 
Impervious Surface Mapping in Coastal New Hampshire, 2005
DescriptionEstimates of impervious surface acreage in 2005 were generated and compared to prior estimates for 1990 and 2000 for a 48-town region in coastal New Hampshire, including the 42 towns within Zones A and B of the New Hampshire Estuaries Project (NHEP) area. The estimates were based on applying both traditional and subpixel image classification techniques to 30-meter Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) satellite data, acquired 3 October 2005. The classifications indicated that impervious surface acreage ...   More
Lead AgencyUNH Complex Systems Research Center
Sponsor(s)NH Estuaries Project
 
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