GALVESTON, Texas --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District launched a multi-media Story Map this week to better inform residents on the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Program (S2G) and its three projects in the cities of Freeport (Brazoria County), Port Arthur (Jefferson County), and Orange (Orange County).
The Story Map is an interactive web feature that integrates maps, legends, text, photos, and video and lets users swipe, pop-up additional information, and slide across timelines and other features to explore content about the projects to educate the public and provide timely information on the S2G Program. It allows the public to virtually tour project features and offers detailed information about project activities in their communities, helping the public stay engaged throughout the construction process.
“This tool is designed to be easily modified using filters and data layers to enable users to obtain the most up-to-date information about these projects,” said Rick Vera, Geospatial Branch Chief with the USACE Galveston District. Vera added that users seeking to quickly customize geospatial-populated information related to construction projects will find this tool useful. “Having this online Story Map tool is just one more way of communicating this important S2G program,” said Vera.
Release no. 21-019