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Wellhead Protection Plans and Annual Contamination Source Inventory

Wellhead Protection Plans And Annual Contamination Source Inventory

Wellhead protection means protecting the area surrounding public drinking supply wells, and in turn, protecting drinking water supplies.

Urban Tree Canopy Study

Urban Tree Canopy Study

The Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) study was designed to establish the baseline existing canopy, set a tree canopy goal and identify priority planting areas for increasing the tree canopy coverage for the region. CAESER partnered with the Wolf River Conservancy to perform an UTC assessment for Shelby County and the municipalities of Munford and Atoka in Tipton County, Tennessee.

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation GIS Technical Support

Tennessee Department Of Environment And Conservation GIS Technical Support

CAESER assisted TDEC for nearly 10 years, helping them to migrate their legacy data into GIS. The TDEC Divisions that CAESER worked with were water supply, water pollution control, superfund, geology, natural areas, and state parks.

Mid-South Regional Greenprint

Mid-South Regional Greenprint

After receiving a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for development of the Mid-South Regional Greenprint, the Shelby County Office of Sustainability approached CAESER to provide technical support throughout the project.

UASI Emergency Preparedness Database and Portal Development

UASI Emergency Preparedness Database And Portal Development

In 2004, CAESER began discussions with the Shelby County Office of Preparedness who managed our local Urban Area Security Initiative on how GIS would vastly improve the planning for, response to and recovery from a disaster that could hit our area.

Memphis Landmarks Commission

Memphis Landmarks Commission

CAESER assisted the Memphis Landmarks Commission in developing a mobile collection strategy that mapped, surveyed, and photographed all historic industrial property throughout the City of Memphis.

City of Memphis Street Signs Inventory

City Of Memphis Street Signs Inventory

In a massive mobile data collection effort spanning two years, CAESER mapped every street sign in the City of Memphis—more than 150,000 in total. Teams of students were sent out each day to drive the streets of Memphis, collecting this information using custom scripts in GIS developed by CAESER.

Sidewalks - American Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Sidewalks - American Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

With areas of the city lacking safe and navigable sidewalks, many wheelchair-bound Memphians were often forced to brave vehicle traffic by traveling on city streets. The City of Memphis contracted CAESER to map all sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, and ramps throughout the city.

Shelby County Flood Event, 2011

Shelby County Flood Event, 2011

On May 9, 2011, the Mid-South's floodwaters reached a record-breaking level of 47.8 feet. Ten days prior to the peak flood level, CAESER had predicted the flood inundation extent and identified the properties likely to flood.

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