October 9, 2015

U.S. Census Releases New Version of OntheMap for Emergency Management Interactive Web App

From a U.S. Census E-Mail:

New features in the Census Bureau’s OnTheMap application improve access to workforce and demographic statistics for emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities. The application automatically incorporates real-time data updates from the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center, Department of Interior, Department of Agriculture, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

New features include:

–New emergency event data: Addition of FEMA disaster declaration areas and National Weather Service snowfall probability forecasts

–More complete hurricane archives: Capture and archiving of all daily National Hurricane Center storm updates

–Expanded report content: Addition of 2010 Census demographic and housing characteristics, and 2010 jobs and worker statistics

–New analyses and visualizations: New reports with charting and thematic map overlays showing population and worker origin and destination distributions

–New interoperability: New tool for exporting event areas to use in OnTheMap or other GIS applications

–Updated interface and help documentation: Improved user interface speed and navigability, improved event searching, newly updated help documentation

Direct to On the Map for Emergency Management Web App

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