NLT Staff Showcases Real Time GIS Tools at National Hurricane Conference

As the 2012 hurricane season approaches getting the word out about new developments in web-based GIS situational awareness tools available to the public is a critical step to improving national emergency preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities. NLT staff showcased OnTheMap for Emergency Management- an innovative web-based Geospatial Census data tool for viewing, in real time, the potential effects of disasters on the U.S. workforce and population.

A new version of the public tool is being readied for release for the start of hurricane season in June and will offer real time reporting of Census block-level workforce, population, and housing characteristics for areas impacted by hurricanes, floods, wildfires, winter storms, and federal disaster declaration areas. Stay Tuned for release dates and details.

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