The Information Services (IS) section of TNRIS maintains the digital data library and public accessibility to its contents. These include tnris.org's DataHub and Historical Aerial Database API. Additionally, the IS section produces and maintains numerous web applications, tools, utilities, and code packages which leverage geospatial information for the public benefit. The IS section is a strong proponent of open source development and the majority of supporing code for their products are available on Github.
Texas is no stranger to flood. With its diverse geography and extensive, hurricane-prone coastline, the state frequently leads the nation not only in structural damage but also in loss of lives related to flooding events. This application provides users current flood levels across the state by mapping Flood Gauges, lake water elevations, and weather information. Users can create an account and subscribe to receive SMS text message alerts when gauges reach dangerous flood levels.
This website is an integral part of the 2017 State Water Plan that lets water users statewide take an up-close look at data in the 2017 State Water Plan and how water needs change over time. The user-friendly website, which is also easily viewed on most mobile devices, now shows:
over the next 50 years in geographical and tabular forms. Note that all county-based water user group categories are mapped to the same location at the center of each county.
The Geospatial Emergency Management Support System (GEMSS) was developed using the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) managed by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM). It is the first coordinated effort to create an infrastructure in which data collected during and after major disasters can be integrated with real-time and existing geospatial data.
GEMSS allows the data to be presented in a useful and compelling manner, without requiring specialized knowledge of GIS data or applications. GEMSS is designed to become the public domain tool to support emergency activities.
This web application serves as an interactive insight into the historical narrative of the lakes and reservoirs in the State of Texas for the purpose of general public education and understanding about the precious water resources of Texas. It is our hope to relay awareness and historical knowledge of the infinitely significant water bodies utilized by the citizens of Texas daily. The Texas Lake Gallery focuses on the water sources managed by the TWDB.
Texas ASCII art! Use this generator to create ASCII desktop wallpaper quality images on the fly and download them instantly. Art images are created from Texas statewide and county geospatial datasets.
Enable the free TNRIS Alexa Skill on your Amazon Echo! The skill provides users with the ability to verbally interact with the Historical Aerial archive database by asking about what years and counties are available.
Need quick and easy access to the Texas statewide and county boundaries in your application? This package provides these geospatial boundaries in both geojson and topojson formats.
Check out the TNRIS Organization on Github to see the code behind many of our applications and utilities. Be sure to 'Star' the repositories you like!
GISCAT (Geospatial Information System Catalog) was originally created in 1996 by former GIS Coordinator Andrew Poth as the mechanism to organize all of TNRIS's data into a central location. Take a look at the resourceful ways we organized data in past decades and to see how far we've come. GIS Cat always claws back!