Ms. Qian Song is a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist at HARC. She is responsible for mapping production, interactive GIS web applications development, geospatial data development, and geospatial analysis for multidisciplinary projects. She also organizes and maintains geospatial library and data portal site to assist HARC research staff.
Ms. Song started with HARC in January 2017 after graduating with an Master of Science in Geographic Information Science from the University of Redlands in California. She also obtained an Master of Science in Fishery Resources and a Bachelor of Science in Marine Technology from Shanghai Ocean University. Prior to joining HARC, she was a Research Assistant in Shanghai Ocean University and focused on coastal ocean numerical modeling. Her professional interests include GIS web application development, geospatial analysis, data visualization, coastal ocean modeling, and marine environment conservation.
Ms. Song won two 2nd place awards in 2018 Houston Region GIS Expo map gallery competition. The two awards were given for cartographic design and analytical content. The gallery entry was for HARC’s work on the Environmental Impacts of Hurricane Harvey story map. The story map shows analysis results about the flooding and related impacts such as storm-related spills, pollutants, Superfund impacts, water quality, air quality, and power generation.
A Vegetative View: Harris County, Texas is a mapping application that presents a series of data layers describing structural characteristics of the urban vegetative canopy within Harris County, Texas
The goal of the Headwaters to Baywaters initiative (launched by Bayou Land Conservancy (BLC), Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP), Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF), Houston Audubon Society (HAS), and Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) ) is to ensure healthy lands, healthy waters, and healthy communities for the greater Houston region.
This web-based tool brings together available information on watershed boundaries, wetland areas, water quality impairments, impervious surface, mitigation bank service areas, and flood zones to help local communities thrive by making informed decisions and identifying ways to preserve the value that vital wetland resources provide.
At HARC, we are fortunate to conduct our research and undertake this work out of a living lab that showcases green building design, technology, and operations in action.
This digital guide is intended to help those living in the Lower Galveston Bay Watershed and on the Upper Texas Coast recognize and understand the impacts of invasive species.
The Impacts of Assimilative Capacity of Reservoirs on Coastal Inflows project assesses assimilative capacity of the Lake Livingston reservoir and related impacts on freshwater inflows to the Galveston Bay estuary.
This interactive viewer showcases the Double Bayou Watershed project boundary as well as land use characteristics, hydrology, and select data collection stations.
HARC's COVID-19 research studied the regulatory measures enacted by local governments to slow the rate of infection and also the effects stay-at-home orders had on infrastructure systems, communities, and the environment.
This application is a tool to find out what watershed you live in, and how your watershed fares in terms of overall environmental health.
HARC’s Forests and Floods project is funded by the Texas A&M Forest Service. The initiative compiles and develops data to investigate the role that trees, forest, and canopy cover play in flood mitigation.
This dataset includes NOAA CCAP Land Cover for Texas Gulf Coast 2016 22-Class.
This dataset includes NOAA CCAP Land Cover for Texas Gulf Coast 2010 22-Class.
This dataset includes NOAA CCAP Land Cover for Texas Gulf Coast 2006 22-Class.
This dataset includes NOAA CCAP Land Cover for Texas Gulf Coast 2001 22-Class.
This dataset includes Hurricane Harvey water temperature and salinity as shown in Hurricane Harvey app.
This dataset includes Hurricane Harvey power outages by zip code as shown in Hurricane Harvey app.
This dataset includes Hurricane Harvery Ozone visualization as shown in Hurricane Harvey app.
This dataset includes Hurricane Harvey Ozone readings as shown in Hurricane Harvey app.
This dataset includes Hurricane Harvey hazardous releases as shown in Hurricane Harvey app.
This dataset includes Hurricane Harvey FEMA modeled damages as shown in Hurricane Harvey app.
This dataset includes Hurricane Harvey BTEX data visualization as shown in Hurricane Harvey app.
This dataset includes Hurricane Harvey BTEX data as shown in Hurricane Harvey app.
This dataset includes Texas Superfund sites provided by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality used in Hurricane Harvey app.
This dataset includes USGS HUC polygon watershed boundaries for HUC6, 8, 10, and 12 levels.
This dataset includes Texas Water Development Board polygon boundaries of Texas rivers and basins.
This dataset includes eco-logical polygons from the H-GAC Eco-Logical assessement project circa 2008.
HARC research team will work with innovative technology methods utilizing Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and spatial analysis to analyze feasibility of debris patterns and hot spots within the region’s waterways.
This dataset includes polygons of Galveston Bay Estuary Program watershed boundaries.
This dataset includes ERCOT Zone loading power demand data used in Hurricane Harvey story map application.
This application provides information about primary fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and includes the amounts and sources of PM2.5 that can be found as well as various controls that can be applied to achieve the desired reductions.
After Hurricane Harvey, HARC mobilized swiftly to acquire and process data about the flooding and related environmental impacts, such as storm-related spills, pollutants, Superfund site impacts, water quality, air quality, and power generation.
The Texas Coastal Resources Viewer combines colonial waterbird, coastal fish and coastal water quality data to reveal trends in these coastal resources.
This story map features a discussion of Texas energy and water resources, how the 2011 drought became the driest on record, presented with interactive content and dynamic maps.
This interactive tool allows you to select a watershed and water station type to view and analyze different data points for that particular area.