GeoQ: Geospatial Tasks & Questions

GeoQ is an open source tool that crowd sources geospatial questions, structured observation collection formats, analytical metrics, common workflow for collaborative coordinated response.

Our goal is to create a community of open source users and coders to promote readiness, response and recovery efforts worldwide.

Projects store related geospatial jobs and are usually grouped around major events. Jobs are geospatial work that can be assigned over large geographic areas - like a city, coastline, or island. Workcells are geospatial tasks assigned to a single user to complete. Examples: Look for Flooding, or Count Damaged Buildings.

This system is for test and evaluation only. All projects, jobs, and workcells are notional.

This GeoQ server currently supports:

39 Active Projects (12 Archived, 18 Exercise, View All )
159 Jobs ( View All)
21962 Total Workcells
125 Users, 1 Training Course

GeoQ uses open APIs to work with COTS software packages and other open source tools like: gamification to promote tradecraft, RFI Tool to track requests, and Event Pages to visualize events.

Supporting Organizations:

  • sUAS Response to Hurricane

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    Project Description: Testing sUAS response and deployment to assist local, state, and federal agency requests in support of direct response and recovery efforts during a Hurricane event. Testing process to manage the Federal Aviation Administration E-COA sUAS authorizations for drone operators supporting the response and recovery for Hurricane response. The authorizations cover a broad range of activities by local, state and federal officials who are conducting rescue operations, damage assessments of critical infrastructure, homes and businesses to help target, prioritize and expedite recovery activities. Some additional uses include: survey damage along a major rail lines, damage to facilities housing potential hazardous materials, fuel tanks, power lines, and other critical local power grid components. Local fire department and responding agencies may utilize sUAS to check for damage to local roads, bridges, underpasses, water treatment plants, and other infrastructure to prioritize repairs. Environmental agencies reviewing impacts of flooding and drainage, and cell tower operators to conduct damage assessments of structures and associated ground equipment. Assistance to damage assessments of residences and businesses to speed up the claims process. In the past sUAS operations have been used to support media outlets are to provide ongoing coverage about the damage during the hurricane and subsequent recovery.

    Sept. 6, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

  • Hurricane Harvey 2017

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    Project Description: Hurricane Harvey is an active tropical cyclone that is causing unprecedented and catastrophic flooding in southeastern Texas. It is the first major hurricane[nb 1] to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year period with no major hurricanes making landfall in the United States. Harvey is also the first hurricane to hit the state of Texas since Ike in 2008, and the strongest to hit the state since Carla in 1961. In addition, it is the strongest hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico since Hurricane Rita in 2005 and the strongest to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Charley in 2004. It joined Matthew as one of only two U.S. hurricanes to cause an extreme wind warning to be issued, indicating "tornado-like winds" within the storm including isolated tornadoes.

    Aug. 28, 2017, 7:53 a.m.

  • 2017 Demonstration Roadmap - Von Braun Center Demonstration/Exercise DEMEX

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    Project Description: GEOHuntsville Testbed Demonstration/Exercise August 2017 - Internet of Things/UAS/Sensor Integration: Von Braun Center Symposium - Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Activities: Intruder/Active Shooter, Hostage Rescue, IED

    May 2, 2017, 11:28 a.m.

  • Storm Watchers

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    Project Description: Respond to severe storms

    Sept. 15, 2016, 3:29 p.m.

  • Penn State

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    Project Description: Penn State , we are...

    Aug. 25, 2016, 2:29 p.m.

  • GEOHuntsville: UAS for Rapid Response and Damage Assessment

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    Project Description: Project to support Blueprint for Safety UAS for Rapid Response and Damage Assessment for NWS/NOAA and EMA.

    July 29, 2016, 11:08 a.m.

  • St Louis Flooding

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    Project Description: ST. LOUIS — Officials closed a major interstate highway south of St. Louis on Thursday morning amid historic flooding that has already left at least 20 people dead. Interstate 55 near the town of Arnold was entirely closed early Thursday due to floodwaters from the Meramec River. The Missouri Department of Transportation authorities had already rerouted traffic Wednesday night to allow for sandbagging and pumping. Other connections between St. Louis and adjacent counties already are closed, including I-44 over the Meramec. The closures forced traffic onto other nearby roads, creating gridlock.

    April 11, 2016, 9:01 a.m.

  • gregs project

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    Project Description: cdshsdbsd

    April 5, 2016, 1:04 p.m.

  • st. augustine, fl tornado

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    Project Description: go to me

    March 21, 2016, 12:16 p.m.

  • Vehicle Crash

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    Project Description: Multi vehicle crash involving a Tractor Trailer at North Memorial Parkway and Airport Road. HazMat suspected.

    Nov. 25, 2015, 4:22 a.m.

  • Look for lost Boy Scout Troop

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    Project Description: We are taking a trip to Old Ragg on Veterans days with a bunch of Boy Scouts. This is a test to see how it could work if we got lost

    Nov. 5, 2015, 9:30 p.m.

  • Geohazards Demo

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    Project Description: Look for any hazards within a region

    Oct. 8, 2015, 11:01 a.m.

  • New Test

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    Project Description: Test

    Oct. 6, 2015, 10:07 a.m.

  • OGC/GEOHuntsville IMIS Internet of Things (IoT) Demonstration Pilot

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    Project Description: OGC Incident Management Information Sharing (IMIS) Internet of Things Pilot: Technical testbed and demonstration in conjunction with GEOHuntsville's Blueprint for Safety. Scenario and workflow development for testing, validation and demonstration IoT Demonstration Partners (e.g.,OpenSensorHub, SensorUp etc) for integration into GeoQ to support rapid sensor deployments in support of first response.

    Sept. 15, 2015, 9:31 a.m.

  • STEM test

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    Project Description: STEM test for Honolulu

    Aug. 26, 2015, 6:08 p.m.

  • cmop/mapedit

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    Project Description: test

    Aug. 19, 2015, 1:12 p.m.

  • Chickasha Tornado

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    Project Description: The tornado touched down along the southwest side of Chickasha as a narrow cone shaped tornado, initially causing EF0 damage to roofs, trees, and fences. Continuing northeastward across the south side of town, the tornado reached EF2 strength as it struck a mobile home park, killing one person at that location. A car wash, automotive shop, gas station, and car dealership were damaged nearby. Several apartment buildings and a strip mall sustained major structural damage as the tornado exited town

    Aug. 4, 2015, 9:55 p.m.

  • Annandale Tornado

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    Project Description: On Monday, August 3, 2015 at approximately 11:30 am, a tornado reportedly touched down in Annandale, Virginia near the intersection of Columbia Pike and Annandale Road in the heart of the Annandale business district.

    Aug. 3, 2015, 12:16 p.m.

  • Civil Air Patrol - Bessemer SAREX

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    Project Description: Third round of GeoQ workflow integration testing with Civil Air Patrol and testing the latest version of the FEMA Uploader software

    July 23, 2015, 11:07 a.m.

  • SRJTest

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    Project Description: Test in paris

    June 26, 2015, 1:41 p.m.

  • Afghanistan Test

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    Project Description: Test

    June 18, 2015, 3:31 p.m.

  • EXERCISE - Shark Attack Oak Island NC

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    Project Description: EXERCISE - Shark Attack Oak Island NC

    June 15, 2015, 12:43 p.m.

  • USC Test

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    Project Description: Test Project

    June 11, 2015, 2 p.m.

  • Texas Flooding - TEST

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    Project Description: Texas Flooding - TEST

    May 29, 2015, 12:23 p.m.

  • Damage Assessment Van, TX

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    Project Description: Damage Assessment in Van, TX following tornado on May 10, 2015

    May 21, 2015, 11:15 a.m.

  • Typhoon Dolphin

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    Project Description: Guam typhoon

    May 14, 2015, 11:44 a.m.

  • Nepal Earthquake 2015

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    Project Description: The 2015 Nepal earthquake (also referred to as the Himalayan earthquake) occurred at 11:56 NST on 25 April with a moment magnitude (Mw) of 7.8 and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of IX (Violent). Its epicenter was approximately 34 km (21 mi) east-southeast of Lamjung, Nepal, and its hypocenter was at a depth of approximately 15 km (9.3 mi). It is the most powerful disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake. As of 27 April, more than 3,700 people are believed to have died as a result, with casualties reported in Nepal and adjoining areas of India, China, and Bangladesh (ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Nepal_earthquake)

    April 27, 2015, 8:42 a.m.

  • Alpine World Ski Championships

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    Project Description: Scheduled from February 2-15 of 2015, the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek will mark the third time that the Vail Valley has played host to this prestigious international event, along with the 1989 and 1999 events. Combined with the 1950 World Championships in Aspen, the 2015 event will also signify only the fourth Championships ever held in the United States, all of them in Colorado. The World Championships represent the largest and most impressive collection of ski racing talent in the world, second only to the Olympics. \

    Jan. 21, 2015, 3:53 p.m.

  • Colorado Flood Test

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    Project Description: Test for Colorado Floods

    Jan. 21, 2015, 1:33 p.m.

  • Flooding in Morocco

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    Project Description: Test for flooding in Morocco

    Nov. 25, 2014, 10:29 a.m.

  • Bermuda Hurricane Gonzalo

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    Project Description: Hurricane Gonzalo hit Bermuda late Friday as a powerful Category 2 storm, with winds estimated at 110 mph, the National Hurricane Center reported. As of 9 p.m. ET, Bermuda was in the eyewall of the hurricane, according to the hurricane center. The wind was measured at 83 mph on one spot on Bermuda; the airport was measuring 74 mph, with gusts of 96 mph. The center also warned of "a life-threatening storm surge."

    Oct. 29, 2014, 11:18 a.m.

  • Washington Wildfires

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    Project Description: Test for the WA wildfires

    Aug. 15, 2014, 9:50 a.m.

  • Hawaii Tropical Storms August 2014

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    Project Description: Hurricane Iselle and Julio are moving towards the Hawaiian islands. As of August 7th at 8:45 am EDT Iselle is roughly 400 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii and is moving quickly, nearly 20 mph. Iselle's maximum sustained winds were holding steady at 90 mph, still a Category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane wind scale.

    Aug. 6, 2014, 1:12 p.m.

  • Damage Assessment of Tornado in Independence, Missouri

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    Project Description: Conduct Damage assessment of Structures in Independence, Missouri that were hit by tornado on Thursday (EXERCISE)

    July 31, 2014, 4:52 p.m.

  • Tropical Storm Isaac Slams Haiti

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    Project Description: Torrential rains and sent floodwaters surging through entire communities. Haitians still living in makeshift tent cities had no way to escape the storm.

    July 28, 2014, 10:53 a.m.

  • Tutorial

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    Project Description: Background information and goals of the Project

    July 21, 2014, 2:15 p.m.

  • 6.8 - Magnitude Earthquake Off The Coast Of Japan

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    Project Description: According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was centered off Honshu island some 129 kilometers (79 miles) east-southeast of Namie and 284 kilometers east-northeast of Tokyo. It was 13 kilometers, or 8 miles, deep. Tsunami advisories for the Pacific coast in the region of Tohoku, as well as for coastal regions in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures following the quake. Occurred at (05:11 JSTJST) 12 Jul 2014 Latitude 36.4N Longitude 141.0E Region Name: Ibaraki-ken Oki

    July 11, 2014, 4:39 p.m.

  • Typhoon Neoguri

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    Project Description: Typhoon Neoguri, the strongest typhoon so far in the 2014 Western Pacific season, is an extremely dangerous tropical cyclone churning toward Okinawa and potentially other parts of Japan

    July 7, 2014, 4:21 p.m.

  • Blueprint for Safety

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    Project Description: This tool supports GEO Huntsville's rapid disaster response regional pilot program known as “Blueprint for Safety”. The pilot's mission is to utilize geospatial intelligence to protect the local economy and security of the citizens to remain viable during a crisis. The aim is to demonstrate how existing and emerging technologies can enhance geospatial intelligence gathering through information sharing platforms to improve multi-jurisdictional rapid response.

    June 10, 2014, 5:36 p.m.

  • fun test stuff

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    Project Description: skasds

    Feb. 16, 2017, 2:18 p.m.

  • Damage Assess Dayton, OH

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    Project Description: help

    June 10, 2016, 9:52 a.m.

  • GEOHuntsville UAS Response Operational Training Exercise

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    Project Description: The project is a collaborative effort between GEOHuntsville, Huntsville/Madison County EMA, Morgan County EMA, NOAA UAS Program Office, the National Weather Service and industry partners to test the feasibility of using UAS resources in localized rapid response, weather-related disaster scenarios, complete with processed imagery for use by EMA and NWS for recovery efforts and post-hazard damage assessment. The exercise is designed to test the effective use of current and emerging UAS capabilities; effectiveness of approved operations plans with different emergency response scenarios; evaluate aerial data acquired and timeliness of delivery; establish data management policies; document procedures and contingency plans; and stress current flight policies in place.

    June 9, 2016, 8:47 a.m.

  • PSU Test

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    Project Description: Sample project testing inputs from LocateXT

    Jan. 19, 2016, 8:04 a.m.

  • Ocean Survey

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    Project Description: Show marine traffic in western Atlantic

    Oct. 23, 2015, 10:47 a.m.

  • Hat Trick Development Exercise

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    Project Description: Test of new code branch efforts

    Sept. 8, 2015, 11:25 a.m.

  • Civil Air Patrol - Madison County SAREX

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    Project Description: Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is coordinating a Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) mission in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama on August 29, 2015. GEO Huntsville is providing GeoQ support and imagery integration with the FEMA Uploader. Goals include: generating CAP job areas of the area of interest (AOIs) and report real time status of Tasking and Collection as well as Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (TC/PED) of the imagery collected during the exercise; Image processing and geolocation will be accomplished using the current version of the FEMA Uploader giving users ability to see the embedded images, geo-referenced in GeoQ. Disseminate of geolocated imagery on the map throughout the response chain, will give Incident Command System (ICS) instantaneous access to view the imagery for use in their respective organizations. Ground team imagery provided will be incorporated into the workflow and exploited out through GeoQ. In addition to these tasks, the team will be working to discover new methods of capturing and geolocating imagery to the terrain using OpenSensorHub and image draping techniques. Further, testing will be done to integrate the newly captured still images into GEO Event Pages to provide further situational awareness.

    Aug. 27, 2015, 8:28 a.m.

  • SE Region SAREX - ALWG

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    Project Description: This project supports the Civil Air Patrol SE Region Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) for Alabama Wing, held August 7 to 9 2015.

    Aug. 6, 2015, 2:03 p.m.

  • CAP SAREX

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    Project Description: Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is coordinating a Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) mission in Fort Payne, Alabama for April 24-25, 2015. GEO Huntsville is providing GeoQ support and imagery integration with the FEMA Uploader. Goals include: generating CAP job areas over the area of interest (AOIs) and report real time status of Tasking and Collection as well as Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (TC/PED) of the imagery collected in real-time during the exercise; Image processing and ability to see the embedded images, geo-referenced in GeoQ; and disseminate of georectified imagery on the map throughout the response chain, giving Incident Command System (ICS) instantaneous access to view the imagery for use in their respective organizations.

    April 7, 2015, 2:57 p.m.

  • Test Project

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    Project Description: test

    March 31, 2015, 1:53 p.m.

  • World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2015

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    Project Description: Linking Land Tenure and Use for Shared Prosperity March 23-27, 2015 - Washington, DC This GeoQ projected was created to demonstrate its utilization for many jobs, These jobs could include: Search and Rescue, Health Tracking, Food Security, Agriculture / irrigation / drought monitoring, Forestry monitoring, Census monitoring in lower-developed countries, Ascertaining land tenure / governance over a large area, Event security planning, Surveying (geological, infrastructure, etc), Volunteer coordination, Disaster Response,

    March 9, 2015, 9:45 a.m.

  • NPLI - Chilean port of Valparaiso (January 09, 2015)

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    Project Description: A fire burning since Thursday afternoon in a national forest near the Chilean port of Valparaiso had consumed by Friday some 45 hectares (110 acres) of trees, brush and pastureland, the National Forestry Corporation, or Conaf, reported. The blaze in Lago Peñuelas National Forest, some 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of Santiago, also hit Las Tablas ranch and continues to rage.

    Jan. 12, 2015, 1:04 p.m.

  • FCPD McLean/Tysons

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    Project Description: Sandbox area for Fairfax County experimentation

    Nov. 21, 2014, 10:42 a.m.

  • NCR Exercise

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    Project Description: Testing Page for FEMA analysts & DHS NST

    Aug. 19, 2014, 10:51 a.m.

  • Africa Summit (Exercise)

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    Project Description: Africa Summit NSSE

    July 31, 2014, 1:15 p.m.

  • CAP Exercise

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    Project Description: CAP/FEMA/NGA Exercise in Montgomery

    July 11, 2014, 10:12 a.m.

  • Exercise - Strong Storms Strike Dulles

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    Project Description: Exercise - Strong Storms Strike National Capital Region. Assess the damage to area airports.

    June 12, 2014, 9:08 p.m.

  • Search for missing dogs

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    Project Description: Dogs are missing, search through these woods

    June 8, 2014, 3:31 p.m.

  • Fall 2016 Hamilton, VA Boy Scouts Troop # 704 Scouting For Food

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    Project Description: Scouting for Food takes place on two consecutive weekends. On the first weekend, Scouts distribute bags and/or door hangers to let their neighbors know about the drive. On the second, Scouts revisit those houses to pick up bags full of canned food, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, juice and other nonperishable items. The food is then delivered to needy families all throughout the council’s borders.

    Nov. 2, 2016, 9:13 a.m.

  • find tigers

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    Project Description: Help!

    Oct. 12, 2016, 11:39 a.m.

  • Test_Rick

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    Project Description: Test test test

    Aug. 14, 2015, 12:22 p.m.

  • Test_SG

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    Project Description: TEST TEST TESt

    Aug. 12, 2015, 2:41 p.m.

  • Test_SG

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    Project Description: Find Something

    July 23, 2015, 11:22 a.m.

  • NPLI - Fire Perimeter Project

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    Project Description: TBD

    Jan. 13, 2015, 4:06 p.m.

  • November Snow Storm In Buffalo NY

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    Project Description: Buffalo and other cities in western New York have been walloped by a massive snowstorm. Some parts of Erie County, New York reported 65 inches of snowfall as of 10 a.m. EDT this morning, and the snow will continue tonight.

    Nov. 19, 2014, 7:58 p.m.

  • APICC Conference Demo

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    Project Description: Demo Page

    Aug. 19, 2014, 2:50 p.m.

  • Tropical Depression Arthur (Test)

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    Project Description: An area of low pressure is making an attempt to become the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season's first tropical depression named Arthur. This system may track near parts of the Eastern Seaboard, particularly from Florida to North Carolina, this Fourth of July holiday week

    June 30, 2014, 8:24 p.m.

  • Test- Tsunami damage

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    Project Description: This is a test of MGRS cells

    June 21, 2014, 5:07 p.m.

  • Luke's Project

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    Project Description: Luke's Project

    June 9, 2014, 9:02 a.m.

  • Hurricane Sandy

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    Project Description: Example project for Hurricane Sandy.

    July 16, 2013, 9:07 a.m.