A week after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, a collaboration among multiple organizations began building a database called the Geographic Information System for the Gulf, shortened to "GIS for the Gulf," to support the geospatial data needs of people in the hurricane-affected area. Data were gathered from diverse sources and entered into a consistent and standardized data model in a manner that is Web accessible.
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GIS for the Gulf: A reference database for hurricane-affected areas: Chapter 4C in Science and the storms-the USGS response to the hurricanes of 2005