This public data tool is designed to provide an intuitive web-based interface for viewing the potential effects of disasters on the U.S. workforce and population. It is possible to to download reports containing detailed information on workforce, population, and housing characteristics for a variety of natural and man made disasters.
"To provide users this information for rapidly changing hazard event areas, OnTheMap for Emergency Management automatically incorporates real time data updates from the National Weather Service’s (NWS) National Hurricane Center, Department of Interior (DOI), Department of Agriculture (DOA), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Recent improvements have been made that advance the utility of the tool and its data offerings for users including newly added social, economic, and housing data from the American Community Survey (ACS), greater reporting flexibility to better analyze communities affected by disaster events, and a variety of user interface enhancements."
United States Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies, LEHD (2014), OnTheMap. Retrieved from: http://onthemap.ces.census.gov/
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