MS Beaches
The MS Beaches website is a GIS-based system developed for the MS Department of Environmental Quality to display up-to-date bacterial levels in the waters of the Mississippi coastline. In addition to providing information to the public, the system provides an interface for the Beach Monitoring staff, the scientific lab responsible for the water samples, and other DEQ staff. The site includes a Story Map that displays the location of each sample collection site, a photo of the site, and all data, current and historical, related to the site. The map has indicators to identify site advisories or closures in an appealing visual display.