In order to provide ongoing flood risk assessments for individual communities, FEMA has been constantly updating and maintaining its Flood Hazard Mapping Program, causing challenges for some.
Volunteers are needed to classify images of Hurricane Sandy to help FEMA. The site is using open source image sorting tool MapMill, created from code developed Jeffrey Warren of the Public Laboratory for Open Technology (PLOT) and Science and modified by Kate Chapman (the Acting Executive Director for Humanitarian OpenStreetMap) and Schuyler Erle […]
In this case study, FEMA and NPS collaborated on field assessment methodology to meet National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requirements in post-Katrina New Orleans. 40,000 structures were assessed using Trimble GPS hardware and software integrated with ESRI ArcGIS for collection and management of cultural resource data. Article by Robert Laudati, […]