Legislative Reports

Guides

Texas Coasts

http://txcoasts.com 

Find your perfect beach.  Texas Coasts provides a location-enabled mapping function with turn-by-turn directions to each of the more than 600 destinations along the Texas coast. The application integrates with both Facebook and Twitter for users to share vacation plans with friends and family.

Oil Spill Tool Kit

http://www.glo.texas.gov/coast/oil-spill/toolkit/index.html

The 2015 Toolkit website houses all Area Contingency Plans (ACPs) within U.S. Coast Guard District 8, maps covering Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, Regional Response Team (RRT) guidance and documents, ICS Forms (in WORD, EXCEL, PDF, MAC and Spanish), Response Plans, NOAA Job Aids, SCAT Forms, Internet links and oceanographic and meteorological information and much, much more.

The Toolkit is a response tool brought to you through a combined effort of the Texas General Land Office, U.S. Coast Guard District 8, and NOAA, as well as contributions from many of our sister State and Federal partners.

Beach Watch

http://texasbeachwatch.com/

The Texas Beach Watch Program collects water samples from approximately 167 stations along the Texas coast in Aransas, Brazoria, Cameron, Galveston, Jefferson, Kleberg, Matagorda, Nueces, and San Patricio counties. 

Shoreline Change Atlas

http://coastal.beg.utexas.edu/shorelinechange/

Long-term historical shoreline change rates of the Texas coast.

Resource Management Codes

http://www.glo.texas.gov/energy-business/oil-gas/mineral-leasing/leasing/keyword-search/index.cfm

Resource Management Codes assist potential bidders by providing the best available information on natural resource concerns that may be associated with leasing state land tracts, and assist them with project planning efforts and development guidelines for activities within the tracts.

Coastal Habitat Restoration GIS

http://www.cbi.tamucc.edu/CHRGIS/

CHRGIS is an interactive, online archive, qualitative analysis, and mapping tool. CHRGIS provides for visualization of beach profile survey data and aerial imagery from the Coastal Erosion Planning & Response Act (CEPRA) Program, in support of the Beach Monitoring and Maintenance Plan (BMMP). The mapping and profile analysis tools allow for online qualitative analysis of beaches nourished through the CEPRA program, and was developed by the Conrad Blucher Institute at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, through collaboration with the Texas Coastal Management Program (CMP) and the CEPRA program.

Digital Coast - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Management Program

http://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/

The website provides not only coastal data, but also the tools, training, and information needed to make these data truly useful. Content comes from many sources, all of which are vetted by NOAA.

STORM - State of Texas Oil Spill Response Mapping Tool

http://gisweb.glo.texas.gov/storm/index.html

Spill Toolkit, EPA National Disaster Operational Workgroup, TABS Buoy Gulf of Mexico weather and new tools like the advanced drawing tool.

Texas Coastal Sediments Geodatabase

http://gisweb.glo.texas.gov/txsed/index.html

The Texas Coastal Sediments Geodatabase (TxSed) is sediment related geospatial and geotechnical data.  TxSed can be used to assist in identifying compatible sediment resources for proposed beach nourishment or habitat restoration projects, and can be used as an aid in the permitting/regulatory processes for such projects.

GISWEB Viewer

http://gisweb.glo.texas.gov/glomap/index.html

The GISWEB, an interactive mapping application, provides access to vast collections of land and energy related data at the Texas General Land Office. The GISWEB display upland and submerged Original Texas Land Survey boundaries, Permanent School Fund land, upland and coastal leases, oil and gas well locations, and current imagery.

SSPEED Center

http://bedient.rice.edu/sspeed_center.html

The SSPEED Center seeks to advance research and other scholarly activities which facilitates the creation and dissemination of knowledge, to better address severe storm impacts and evacuation strategies in the Gulf Coast area.

Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS)

http://tnris.org/

Our collection of maps, photos, documents and other spatial datasets were acquired from multiple sources including state, federal, and local agencies, with support and donations from private sources. They encompass a wide range of years, beginning all the way from the 1920s to the present-day.

Beach Access & Erosion Response Plans

Local Beach Access Plans and Erosion Response Plans establish requirements for beach access points, construction standards and beach user fees.