GIS at FEMA
February 16, 2018
Summary GIS at FEMA providing geospatial analytics and solutions in support of emergency management.
Modeled Depth Grids – California & Nevada Flooding
February 15, 2018
Summary Depth grids were modeled using stream gauges for the 2017 California/Nevada flooding disaster event.
Modeled Tornado Damage Assessments
February 15, 2018
Summary This GIS-based tornado damage assessment model incorporates US national parcel data, the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT) tornado path polygons and damage functions based on the Enhanced Fujita (EF) scale damage indicators used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to rate tornadoes according to structural impacts. The model has […]
NOAA Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT)
February 15, 2018
Summary The National Weather Service (NWS) Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT) has been utilized experimentally since 2009 to assess damage following tornadoes and convective wind events. The DAT is a GIS-based framework for collecting, storing, and analyzing damage survey data, utilizing the Enhanced Fujita (EF) scale for the classification of damage. Data collected from individual locations […]
Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS) – Mapping
February 15, 2018
Summary Copernicus EMS – Mapping provides all actors involved in the management of natural disasters, man-made emergency situations and humanitarian crises, with timely and accurate geospatial information derived from satellite remote sensing and completed by available in situ or open data sources.
Hurricane Maria NOAA Imagery
February 15, 2018
Summary From September 22 – 26, 2017, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) collected damage assessment imagery in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The aerial imagery was collected in specific areas identified by FEMA and the National Weather Service. You can access all of the images collected online.
Forecasted Flood Depth Grids – Hurricane Irma
February 15, 2018
Summary Forecasted flood depth grids were generated for Hurricane Irma using the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) forecasted water levels. These depth grids allowed for pre-event planning and early estimated hazard exposure counts.
Forecasted Flood Depth Grids – Hurricane Harvey
February 15, 2018
Summary Forecasted flood depth grids were generated for Hurricane Harvey using the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) forecasted water levels.  These depth grids allowed for pre-event planning and early estimated hazard exposure counts.
Flood Detection % Maps – Hurricane Maria
February 15, 2018
Summary This spatio-temporal composite flood extent product was produced using 14 flood extents derived from SAR and Multispectral imagery acquired over the course of 4 days (Sept 20th – September 24th, 2017) by NASA MSFC SPoRT, Copernicus EMS, MDA Systems and ARIA NASA JPL/Caltech throughout Hurricane Maria using a wide range of sensors and sensor types as […]
Flood Detection % Maps – Hurricane Irma
February 15, 2018
Summary This spatio-temporal composite flood extent product was produced using 16 flood extents derived from SAR and Multispectral imagery acquired over the course of 8 days (Sept 10th – September 17th, 2017) by NASA MSFC SPoRT, Copernicus EMS, MDA Systems and ARIA NASA JPL/Caltech throughout Hurricane Irma using a wide range of sensors and sensor types as well […]
Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) Geospatial Concept of Operations (GeoCONOPS)
February 14, 2018
Summary The Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) Geospatial Concept of Operations (GeoCONOPS) is a strategic roadmap to understand and improve the coordination of geospatial activities across the entire spectrum of the Nation.  The GeoCONOPS includes community resources and capabilities, best practices, a catalog of authoritative data, and identification of technical capabilities, and is intended to support […]