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Facebook Disaster Maps - Using Data to Help Communities Recover and Rebuild

newsroom.fb.com - By Molly Jackman - June 7, 2017

Today, we are introducing disaster maps that use aggregated, de-identified Facebook data to help organizations address the critical gap in information they often face when responding to natural disasters. Many of these organizations worked with us to identify what data would be most helpful and how it could be put to action in the moments following a disaster.

This initiative is the product of close work with UNICEF, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the World Food Programme, and other organizations. 

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ALSO SEE RELATED ARTICLE HERE - Surveillance for good? Facebook tracks disaster victims

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Maps - Pipelines - Trains that Carry Crude Oil

This map shows the incidents pipeline operators have reported to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, known as PHMSA, since 2010.
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http://insideenergy.org/2016/11/18/protesters-say-pipelines-are-dangerous-are-they/

The PHMSA makes searchable information about where pipelines are in the U.S., broken down by county, available at its website.
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https://pvnpms.phmsa.dot.gov/PublicViewer/

National Pipeline Mapping System
https://www.npms.phmsa.dot.gov

U.S. Department of Transportation - Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration - Incident Statistics
http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/library/data-stats/incidents

ProPublica - Crude Connections: Where Do Trains Carry Crude Oil?
http://projects.propublica.org/graphics/oil-trains

 

 

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Zika Cases 2015/2016 United States, Territories, Canada

Map of imported and locally acquired Zika virus in United States, territories, and Canada.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1FlIB7hHnVgGD9TlbSx5HwAj-PEQ&hl=en

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Energy Infrastructure - Flood Vulnerability Assessment Map

submitted by Sarah Slaughter   

                 

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

eia.gov - August 6, 2014

A new component of EIA's Energy Mapping System allows users to view critical energy infrastructure that may be vulnerable to coastal and inland flooding. These new map layers enable the public to see existing energy facilities that could potentially be affected by flooding caused by hurricanes, overflowing rivers, flash floods, and other wet-weather events.

The mapping tool combines flood hazard information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with EIA's existing U.S. Energy Mapping System that shows power plants, oil refineries, crude oil rail terminals, and other critical energy infrastructure. The maps can help readers understand what energy infrastructure assets are currently exposed to flood risk.

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(CLICK HERE - Energy Infrastructure with FEMA National Flood Hazard)

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U.S. Energy Mapping System

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U.S. Energy Information Administration - eia.gov

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

Mission and Overview

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. EIA is the nation's premier source of energy information and, by law, its data, analyses, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the U.S. Government.

EIA conducts a comprehensive data collection program that covers the full spectrum of energy sources, end uses, and energy flows. EIA also prepares informative energy analyses, monthly short-term forecasts of energy market trends, and long-term U.S. and international energy outlooks. EIA disseminates its data, analyses, and other products primarily through its website and customer contact center.

The Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977 established EIA as the primary federal government authority on energy statistics and analysis, building upon systems and organizations first established in 1974 following the oil market disruption of 1973. Located in Washington, DC, EIA is an organization of about 370 federal employees, with an annual budget in Fiscal Year 2013 of $99.5 million.

http://www.eia.gov/state/maps.cfm

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