Texas Sustainable Coastal Initiative



Texas Sustainable Coastal Initiative is a joint partnership with the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center and the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores through the Institute for Sustainable Coastal Communities supported by funds from various agencies including NSF, NOAA/TX Seagrant, FEMA/USACE, TX General Land Office, and Coastal Services Center/NOAA.

Our objective is to allow users to query data and create custom maps based on multiple development scenarios, facilitating the focus on important research questions related to where future growth will occur within the Texas coastal zone, the impact of this growth, and the usefulness of Web GIS in facilitating the urban science research.

The following links are to Internet-based spatial decision support systems that allows users to identify and visualize critical issues related to numerous dimensions of development. Below each link, you will information about what information can be obtained from each Atlas and best fit your needs.

Texas Atlas

Texas Coastal Communities Atlas

Hurricane Evacuation Study RGV[Rio Grande Valley]

Hurricane Evacuation Study CB[Texas Coastal Bend]