CoastView is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) science education company. Our mission is to promote the exploration of the Alaska and Pacific Northwest coast through pictures and stories. Most of the images are derived from a program called ShoreZone that mapped the intertidal shorelines of Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. The images are acquired using a low flying helicopter during the lowest tides of the year. The images are then used to classify coastal features in a geographic information system. Read more about the ShoreZone program click here and here.
The CoastView App
We discovered that for most people the images are the most compelling product. So in addition to this website, that only highlights the most striking pictures in order to tell a story about a place of interest, our challenge was to provide instant access to about a half-million images covering over 100,000 km of coastline on a mobile device. The result is the CoastView app that allows an interactive experience for viewing and exploring the coast, planning trips, and viewing images offline while traveling. Along with stunning pictures, the CoastView app features information about local ecology, history, and culture -- bringing to life the striking beauty of the coasts of Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon for visitors that fly over, cruise past, drive along, or explore from the comfort of home.
Other CoastView Products
CoastView mobile iOS app is free to download and use for 5 free visits. After that a one month subscription for unlimited access to all the imagery is available for $.99. See us in the App Store here.
Daily CoastView blog posts can be sponsored by businesses or organizations for distribution on social media. Contact us for more information.
Offline or online flatscreen displays are ideal for cruise ships, ferries, visitor centers, chambers of commerce, businesses, and conferences. The image displays are produced for any area of interest with customized geo-located imagery and map tiles. The displays are provided on an Android box that plugs into any flat screen with an HDMI cable. For cruise ships and aircraft, a GPS feed will allow for the nearest image to be displayed. The box is rented for $60/month with a 12 month subscription that includes unlimited technical support.
Bespoke CoastView website plugins are available with geo-located imagery and map tiles for any area of interest by subscription for $30/month with a 12 month subscription. Here are two example, the first (top) for southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and the second (bottom) for Kachemak Bay, Alaska.
Who We Are
Amalie was one of the original founders of CoastView and has since moved on to other projects and adventures.