Geographic Information Sciences

Web GIS Portal 

The Spatial Analysis Lab in the Dept. of Earth and Ocean Sciences has created Internet Mapping websites since 2000 and has recently upgraded to ArcServer 10 for hosting several GIS projects. You can link to these Web-GIS services using the list below:


Town of Navassa History and Mapping Project

Beginning as a health history project, this project now aims to pull together the history, tie this to maps to visualize and describe the landscape and how it has changed by jointly creating visuals and narratives that tie to places on the current maps of the town and surrounding area. 

Flood Risk Pender

Assessment of Flood Risk and Simulations of Wetland Change in Pender County, North Carolina

The purpose for this collaborative research project was to investigate wetland change, urban development, and flood risk in coastal Pender County. This web application was designed to disseminate the results.

Cape Fear Wetlands

UNCW Community Engagement Grant: wetland change along the lower Cape Fear River 

The purpose for this project was to investigate wetland change in southeastern North Carolina. Eight sites were assessed, the vegetation was documented, and RTK GPS points were obtained. Site assessments were conducted to document the change between current conditions and historical imagery.

Pender County Flood Risk

A web application providing evidence of a "King Tide" which occurred in North Carolina from July 11–14, 2018.  


Upstream Salinity Extent and Tidal Lag Along Tidal Creeks  

The purpose of this project was to determine the tidal lag and salinity extent in two tidal creeks off the Cape Fear River to investigate whether the observed wetland transitions can be attributed to sea-level rise and increasing salinity.

US Flooding & Population Dynamics - 1970 to present:
Selected variables from the Census of Population. Each variable has been standardized by converting to z-scores. Web applications have been created for income as well as the following years: 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010.

UNCW STEAM 2018 - Where in the World are you:
A web application for visualizing points collected from the EOS department as part of UNCW STEAM 2018.

maonboro mini Masonboro:
Several maps portraying imagery, features and change on Masonboro Island. This project is also being used as a template for future student development.