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The mission of this working group is to focus on discussions about maps.

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Hank Rappaport Kathy Gilbeaux mdmcdonald

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maps-us@m.resiliencesystem.org

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.
(Click on the link below, and scroll down)
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.
(Click on the link below)
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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How Likely Are You To Deal With A Zika Outbreak? Check This Map

huffingtonpost.com - August 15th 2016 - Anna Almendrala

Now that Zika virus is spreading locally in Florida, U.S. residents, and especially pregnant women, are growing alarmed at the risk that they may face in their own communities. 

A new map estimating the risk of local Zika spread around the globe shows a relatively small likelihood that most of North America and Northern Asia will be affected. By contrast, all the variables are in place for local spread in most of Africa, South and Southeast Asia. 

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CDC - Mapping for Ebola: A Collaborative Effort

                

cdc.gov - January 14, 2015

One of the difficulties faced by teams responding to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is identifying individuals and communities residing in remote areas. Existing maps of these regions either do not exist or are inadequate or outdated. This means that basic data like location of houses, buildings, villages, and roads are not easily accessible, and case finding and contact tracing can be extremely difficult.

To help aid the outbreak response effort, volunteers from around the world are using an open-source online mapping platform called OpenStreetMap (OSM) to create detailed maps and map data of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and parts of Mali.

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President Obama Launches Climate Tools Including 3-D Maps

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usatoday.com - by Wendy Koch - July 16, 2014

As part of his plan to help U.S. communities prepare for climate change, President Obama is unveiling initiatives Wednesday that include 3-dimensional mapping to better identify flood risks, landslide hazards and coastal erosion. . .

. . . The U.S. Geological Survey is launching a $13 million 3-D Elevation Program to develop advanced mapping that it says could, among other things, make it quicker to update flood maps and easier to find ideal sites for wind turbines and solar panels. It's relying on lidar (light detection and ranging) technology that uses light from lasers to give the elevation of any spot — from the tree tops to the ground.

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Map Shows Energy Installations In Extreme Weather’s Path

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The U.S. Energy Mapping System shows the web of natural gas pipelines, power plants and refineries that spread across the Louisiana Gulf Coast both on and off shore, an area hit hard by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  Credit: EIA

climatecentral.org - by Bobby Magill - June 12, 2014

Imagine living near the Jersey Shore and a hurricane is barrelling in your direction, or living along the South Platte River in Colorado and an unexpected torrential downpour is flooding the river.

Are there natural gas, oil pipelines or electricity transmission lines that could break and leak in the flood or storm surge? Are oil and gas wells nearby that could flood and leach hydrocarbons into the river?

Those answers can be found online using the U.S. Energy Information Administration's interactive U.S. Energy Mapping System, which shows all the major energy infrastructure for any given address in the U.S.

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Billionaire Jack Dangermond's Esri Pledges $1 Billion Of Mapping Software To America's K-12 Schools

Jack Dangermond of Esri

Image: Jack Dangermond of Esri

forbes.com - Liyan Chen - May 27th 2014

After supporting America’s K-12 and STEM education for more than two decades, billionaire Jack Dangermond is now taking his commitment to the next level by bringing free mapping software to more than 100,000 schools.

Dangermond, the 69-year-old founder and president of the mapping software company Environmental Science Research Institute (known as Esri), announced today that the company will make its advanced mapping software ArcGIS available for free for all the K-12 schools across the country. Through the program, students will now have access to the cloud-based software — the same GIS technology used by governments and businesses — to map and analyze data.

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FAQ - How do I find a Census tract code for a specific street address?

How do I find a Census tract code for a specific street address?

The Census Bureau offers an Address Search tool in the American FactFinder that allows users to enter an address and then view each level of Census geography, including tract, in which the address is located.  The American FactFinder uses the address ranges in the Census Bureau’s MAF/TIGER database to geocode addresses.

If you are unable to locate your address using the American FactFinder tool, another option is the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s (FFIEC) tool, which uses a commercial database to geocode.

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Webinar - National Resilience Dashboard Task Force Initiative

February 11, 2014

CLICK HERE - Webinar and Slideshow - National Resilience Dashboard Task Force Initiative

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A Picture of Detroit Ruin, Street by Forlorn Street

      

Leonard Patterson took a picture of a parcel of land on Detroit’s northwest side earlier this month as part of an emerging database. Credit Fabrizio Costantini for The New York Times

nytimes.com - by Monica Davey - February 17, 2014

DETROIT — A midnight blue Chevy rolls slowly down a snow-covered street, an emergency strobe light on its roof and a sign on its side that promises this is “official business.” At each house, business, even vacant lot, workers in the car pause to decide whether someone lives there and what shape the place is in before snapping a photo and beaming it to “mission control” miles away.

All over Detroit, scores of these workers — on some days as many as 75 three-person teams — have been wending their way through the streets since December, cataloging on computer tablets one of this bankrupt city’s most devastating ailments: its tens of thousands of abandoned and dilapidated buildings.

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