The Connecticut’s Coast: Then and Now story map guides readers through the comparison of carefully georeferenced, scanned, 1934 aerial photos of Connecticut’s shoreline with current Esri base imagery. It briefly discusses methods, the history of the one-of-a-kind dataset (statewide, 1934 aerials) and coastal processes. Next, areas of change including marshes, beaches and new land are described and highlighted with embedded swipe story maps. Finally, the reader can dive into ten locations with a time series of multiple dates (starting in 1880), view the coast through the unique perspective of Lidar elevation and explore identified areas of change.
Community decision makers, government agencies, students, residents and anyone interested in the coast
Esri ArcGIS Online, Esri Story Maps, Esri ArcGIS Server, digital camera, drone
Emily Wilson, Joel Stocker
Center for Land Use Education and Research, University of Connecticut
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