Caribbean Road Networks

VerticalGeo spent time this past summer creating road networks for most of the islands in the Caribbean. The screenshots below came from our St Kitts and Nevis Road Network Update Map.  You can view our work there on the simple webmap we have posted online. Every year the islands in the Caribbean get slammed with hurricanes and need humanitarian aid to help overcome the disaster. The people of the Caribbean are very resourceful and resilient, and we decided that we could help them by providing updated road network maps.

We started with satellite imagery and began with Open Street Map files of the entire Caribbean. We then took these Open Street Map files and used them to show us where the existing road networks were at. When we came across Open Street Map files that weren’t accurate we updated them. When we came across areas where we saw road networks on the satellite imagery, but no roads documented in Open Street Map, we added the roads. When we came across roads documented in Open Street Map that we did not find on satellite imagery we deleted them from our Open Street Map files. In the screenshot below the purple roads are the road network we created for the country of Nevis.

Nevis Road Network 2019

Here is a close up of the road network of the town of Charlestown in Nevis.

Charlestown Nevis Road Network 2019

We have completed road network mapping for the following countries:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua
  • Barbados
  • Barbuda
  • Bolivia
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Colombia
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • French Guiana
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Paraguay
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Martin
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • US Virgin Islands

We see this as an opportunity to help out the international disaster relief organizations that need data like this to help plan relief efforts around the world.

AAAE Airfields Geospatial Conference

Exhibiting at the AAAE Airport Geospatial Technologies Conference in Reno this week.  Meeting lots of great geospatial professionals all focused on airfields.  Only 5 exhibitors here, so a good opportunity to stand out.

VerticalGeo’s Booth at the Airfields Geospatial Conference

ASPRS Technical Presentation February 17 at SLU

The Heartland Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) will hold a technical meeting on February 17 at 4:30 PM at St. Louis University. Details are below:

Title: Better Data, Better Decisions: East-West Gateway’s Spatial Data Enhancement Initiatives

Abstract: East-West Gateway Council of Governments has invested in several datasets to improve geospatial analysis and planning efforts in the St. Louis region. This presentation will showcase investments in orthoimagery, detailed land cover mapping, and wetland mitigation/restoration potential. All of the data presented is available for anyone to use at no cost. Come learn about what we have, how we use it and how you can use it too!

Bio: Jennifer Reiman is the Manager of GIS Services at East-West Gateway Council of Governments, serving the St. Louis region of Missouri and Illinois. Ms. Reiman supports the transportation, environmental and community planning efforts of the Council by providing maps, database reports and spatial analysis services. She earned a B.S. in Environmental Studies & Regional Planning from the University of Kentucky in 2004 and has been at East-West Gateway since 2007.

Location: Des Peres Hall, Room 204, 3694 West Pine Mall, Saint Louis, Missouri 63108

Time: February 17, 4:30PM

Parking directions: LacLede Visitor parking

VerticalGeo’s 2015 Story Map

Here is VerticalGeo’s 2015 Story Map. This map contains an overview of the major projects we worked on for 2015. When people ask what you do sometimes a maps speaks a thousand words. Please feel welcome to share this:

You can also access this Story Map using this link.