FEMA

Modeling and Mapping Disasters

This year, on March 2nd, dozens of tornadoes ripped across southeastern US states. Two twisters reached nearly the same track in Lee County for an hour apart, leaving Alabama to race authorities to assess the damage and search for survivors. Modeling Damage New Light Technologies offers expertise in building risk-based hazard models used for mission-critical […]

Read more

FEMA is GCN DigIT Award Finalist: Data, Analytics & Visualization

Proud of the NLT Team supporting FEMA! Here’s an excerpt from a recent GCN Article describing the work that FEMA and its NLT Consulting team along with other consulting staff have been able to achieve in providing real-time enabling support to Government Decision makers during recent hurricanes. “Through work with consultant New Light Technologies, FEMA […]

Read more

NLT Sponsors Annual Hazus Conference

New Light Technologies, Inc. (NLT) along with 8 other sponsors is one of the Gold Sponsors for the 9th Annual Hazus Conference being held this week in Charleston, SC.  Hazus is a leading platform for providing risk-assessments for earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods.  This years theme is focused on “Achieving Disaster Resilience through Hazus Innovation.”   NLT has is a […]

Read more

FEMA Extends GIS Contract To New Light Technologies

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently doubled a contract to support geospatial information systems (GIS) for disaster response and recovery operations. New Light Technologies Inc., Washington, DC, received an increase in an existing contract ceiling from $3.5 million to $6.9 million, FEMA announced on March 15. FEMA said extension of the contract to New […]

Read more

Hurricane Sandy – Distribution of Workers in Atlantic City Area

Where are concentrations of workers impacted by Hurricane Sandy? What types of businesses and industries are affected? How much do these workers earn in income? To answer these and other similar questions about the impact of Sandy on the workforce in the Atlantic City area of New Jersey, we developed this handy interactive web-based mapping […]

Read more

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, […]

Read more

Natural Hazards & Social Vulnerability

The Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute at the University of South Carolina’s Geography Department has put together an interesting national Social Vulnerability Index, which measures the social vulnerability of every U.S. county to environmental hazards. The model factors in over 30 socioeconomic variables- mostly derived from U.S. Census data including the American Community Survey (ACS) […]

Read more

Measuring & Mapping Water-related Risks

World Resources Institute, in conjunction with several corporate sponsors, has developed a very cool web-based dashboard style GIS tool for measuring and mapping global water-related risks. To put this together, WRI formed a comprehensive set of physical and regulatory indicators to develop a Water Risk Framework for calculating and mapping water risk scores globally. They […]

Read more