GIS NEWS: A New Approach to Flood Mapping

From David Maidment, University of Texas – For nearly three decades, we at the University of Texas (UT) have been working with Esri to support the intersection of GIS and water resources, particularly in the areas of hydrology and flood mapping. Recent technological advances—and their proven value in the face of Hurricane Harvey—make this a good point in time to reflect on how we got here, highlight recent developments, and share future initiatives. (more)

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Photo portrait of Yiguo Liang, CVFPB Operations Branch ChiefMeet Yiguo Liang, our new Operations Branch Chief. Yiguo comes to us from DWR’s Division of Flood Management where he worked as the Chief of the Hydrology and Hydraulic Section leading the technical evaluations in support of the 2017 CVFPP Update. Prior to that, also at the Division of Flood Management, Yiguo led the Central Valley Floodplain Evaluation and Delineations Program. Yiguo has over 17 years of experience working in the water resource industry and spent years working for the China Meteorological Administration in Beijing, China. Welcome, Yiguo!