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How the Urban Heat Island is Impacting North Texas

How the Urban Heat Island is Impacting North Texas With the Texas summer in full swing, residents of urban areas are dealing with something their rural counterparts may not: Urban Heat Islands. The Urban Heat Island (UHI) Effect occurs when built surfaces, like roads, parking lots, and roofs, heat up during the day and slowly…
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How GIS Maps Help to Build the Urban Forest

How GIS Maps Help to Build the Urban Forest Using maps and data to assess and improve tree canopy cover in North Texas Maps are a powerful tool used in urban forestry that help people understand the different types of trees a city has, where they are located, and about their health and growth. Most mapping of the urban forest is done electronically through “Geographical Information Systems”, or GIS.     What Are GIS Maps? GIS maps analyze data across…
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