Natural Disasters

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 […]

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NLT Team presents at AGU Fall Meeting

A team from New Light Technologies (NLT) will be participating at this year’s American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. The conference is the largest Earth and Space Science meeting in the world and it will take place next week in New Orleans, Louisiana from December 11th through the 15th. Scientists from around the world will […]

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U.S. Census Bureau Releases OnTheMap V4.2

The U.S. Census Bureau released Version 4.2 OnTheMap for Emergency Management this week. OnTheMap for Emergency Management provides real-time access to a range of detailed U.S. Census Bureau data about the people living and working in areas being affected by hurricanes, floods, wildfires, winter storms, and Federal Disaster Declaration areas: Version 4.2 improvements include: Updated […]

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Mapping Effort for Nepal Disaster Recovery

On April 25, 2015, an earthquake that registered 7.8 on the Richter scale struck Northwest of Kathmandu, Nepal. The projected initial death totals surpassed 5,000 with many more expected as cascading effects begin to work their way through the country. After an event of this magnitude in a developing country, the largest problem is identifying resource […]

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New Version of OnTheMap for Emergency Management Released

The OnTheMap for Emergency Management application is a public data tool that provides an intuitive web-based interface that allows for real-time access to a range of detailed U.S. Census Bureau data about the people living and working in areas being affected by hurricanes, floods, wildfires, winter storms, and federal disaster declaration areas. The information gathered […]

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NLT’s Earlene Dowell and Robert Pitts Present on Emergency Management Apps

Earlene Dowell and Robert Pitts, from the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau, hosted an evening at the Koshland Science Museum on Thursday March 6, 2014. The presentation focused on demonstrating how online tools provide data about where people live and work, average earnings, along with addressing how many people are employed by […]

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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 […]

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Hurricane Sandy: Distribution of Population and Workers

To assist the community in examining these impacts in detail, NLT has developed an interactive web-based mapping application that combines workforce and population data for Staten Island. The tool, based on ArcGIS Online technology, allows users to quickly visualize the distribution and density of workers and population. To get detailed characteristics about workers, users can […]

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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 […]

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NLT Team Helps U.S. Census Bureau Release OnTheMap for Emergency Management Version

OnTheMap for Emergency Management Version 3 was released June 15 2012.The public data tool provides an easy-to-use web-based interface for accessing U.S. population and workforce statistics, in real time, for areas being affected by natural disasters. The tool allows users to easily retrieve reports containing detailed workforce, population, and housing characteristics for hurricanes, floods, wildfires, […]

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