Friday, April 4, 2014

Emergency Management Mapping With "OnTheMap"

OnTheMap is a Census Bureau supported web-based mapping and reporting application that shows where workers are employed and where they live. It also provides companion reports on age, earnings, industry distributions, race, ethnicity, educational attainment, and sex. The application provides an easy-to-use interface for creating, viewing, printing and downloading workforce related maps, profiles, and underlying data. OnTheMap is a unique resource for mapping the travel patterns of workers and identifying small-area workforce characteristics.

There is an offshoot of the standard OnTheMap application that provides an easy interface from which to retrieve reports containing detailed workforce, population, and housing characteristics for emergency management planning. The application helps to visually identify hurricanes, floods, wildfires, winter storms, and federal disaster declaration areas.

Below is the Emergency Management map from April 4th (today). The map identifies several federal disaster areas, wildfires, and areas of ice/freezing rain. Visit the Emergency Management mapping page to look at some of the features of this application !

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