About Us

What is IMRivers?

IMRivers is an initiative by VERTICES to empower watershed communities with map-based technology. We help you create interactive watershed maps and make them available to the public. Our services encourage civic engagement and empowerment by providing environmental data visualization, modeling, and garnering public input.

For example, we recently built a pollution monitoring app for the Galveston Bay Foundation in Texas, through which the public can report pollution incidents using their smartphones. Each report is also automatically sent to the relevant municipal agencies. (http://galvbay.org/gban)

Our Technology

Our map applications can display multiple layers of information including data, photos, videos and text. The information can be anything from land use, pollution sources, clean up and restoration activities, water quality, flows, natural history, recreational access… In fact, about almost any of your data can be enhanced by some type of geographic information system.

We use an interactive web and mobile framework technology developed using community participatory mapping concepts called Mappler. Through this tool, you can collect and display layers of data on desktop and mobile devices to enhance decision making and environmental improvement through planning, prevention and public outreach. Mappler technology has been used on a both local levels and nationally to engage, educate and empower communities in ways that has help shaped and impact the area.

Our Commitment

VERTICES launched IMRivers initiative in 2007. Ever since, we are committed to help environmental communities to preserve our environment by providing GIS technology to understand our nature and resources better. We are uniquely experienced in working with cutting-edge mobile/web technology and intimately knowledgable in both grassroots and high-level environmental projects.