|Project Description: ||The main objective of this research project is the development of a Web-enabled geographic information system (GIS) for coastal habitat restoration projects along the near-shore areas of the Copus Christi Bay. The project is in support of Texas Coastal Management Program (CMP) efforts at providing a comprehensive spatial data framework for managing shoreline and coastal habitat restoration projects in the Corpus Christi Bay. This is a two-phase project: 1) the development of a GIS that integrates and archives all available near-shore spatial and non-spatial datasets related to the project area, and 2) the development of a Web mapping interface and tools that serve as a portal to the GIS to make it accessible to remote users of the system through a Web browser. The coastal habitat restoration geographic information system (CHRGIS) serves as a coastal data repository for coastal scientists and offers the capability for enhanced spatial data visualization and analysis within a GIS environment. The Web portal facilitates the sharing of scientific data among coastal scientists and other interest groups.