Buyer Be-Where is an on-line system to help prospective home buyers and sellers understand their risk relative to other properties in the area. Anyone with an Internet connection can enter a street address and receive a graphic and statistical risk assessment for a specific property. Comprehensive, easy to understand information delivered on-the-fly will provide a critical resource for existing and future property owners interested in making sound and safe investment decisions.

From there, you can enter an address or click on a specific parcel to obtain your risk score. The selected property will be evaluated along multiple natural and human induced hazards. A color-coded risk score will be generated for each hazard as well as an overall risk score combining all the factors. The Buyers B-Where system offers access to critical information about a property’s risks and its potential long-term value before purchase or sale is executed.

The Coastal Atlas is a detailed and comprehensive web-based program providing information for anyone wanting to know more about the Texas coast. Presently, the coastal atlas is the most comprehensive online, interactive database ever compiled about the Texas coast. Serving as a central access point for all geographic data related to twenty-nine coastal counties in Texas, the Atlas offers comprehensive information about every area of the Texas coast down not only to the city block, but also to an individual house or lot on that block

The Bay Atlas zooms in from the regional level Coastal Atlas, showing finer details within the Galveston Bay and the surrounding counties of Chambers, Galveston, and Harris. New datasets offered in this map set include Digital elevation models, Land Change, Land Cover, Impervious Surface, and Population Density.

The Status and Trends is a collection of spatial and temporal indicators including water quality, oil spills, metals, organics, birds, and fisheries catch per unit effort. This data is obtained from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, General Land Office, and Audubon Texas, with the funding for this project provided by the Galveston Bay Estuary Program. The spatial extent of this atlas is the Galveston Bay Estuary as defined by the National Estuary Program.


Hurricane risk is a function of exposure, probability, and severity. When you are in an area with a high likelihood to flood large amounts of water, you are in a high risk area. Using this atlas, we'll walk you through understanding your hurricane risk.