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Capabilities

Capabilities include specific technical tools, models, and applications useful in satisfying requirements in the Homeland Security and National Preparedness mission areas. These tools help to codify methods and best practices in a repeatable and shareable format for broader use and systematic refinement. They may be established and authoritative, or experimental and each should be assessed for suitability on a case by case basis.

AirNow – Current Air Quality Index

Overview:
Every day the Air Quality Index (AQI) tells you how clean or polluted your outdoor air is, along with associated health effects that may be of concern. The AQI translates air quality data into numbers and colors that help people understand when to take action to protect their health. This data sharing and centralization creates a one-stop source for real-time and forecast air quality data. The benefits include quality control, national reporting consistency, access to automated mapping methods, and data distribution to the public and other data systems. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Park Service, tribal, state, and local agencies developed the AirNow system to provide the public with easy access to national air quality information. State and local agencies report the air quality index (AQI) for cities across the US and parts of Canada and Mexico.
Agency: EPA, NOAA, NPS
Unclassified URL: https://www.airnow.gov
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American Red Cross GIS

Overview:
The American Red Cross GIS office helps with international disaster response and disaster preparedness programs throughout the world. The GITHUB includes information on mobile data collection, the portfolio of Red Cross maps, and their Open Street Map that provides downloadable geospatial data.
Agency: ARC
Unclassified URL: http://arc-nhq-gis.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A

Bureau of Transportation Statistics – Geospatial Portal

Overview:
Department of Transportation portal providing access to data, maps, and applications pertaining to national transportation information.
Agency: DOT
Unclassified URL: https://www.bts.gov/maps/
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A

Cal PreP – Fire Situation Awareness

Overview:
California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) situational awareness application on major incidents that is updated daily. Focus on current wildfire situation as well as potential wind problems and how terrain plays a role.
Agency: CalOES
Unclassified URL: https://calema.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=33c284a58166427bab05a115414930ed
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CDC Epi Info™

Overview:
Recently Added - Epi Info™ is a public domain suite of interoperable software tools designed for the global community of public health practitioners and researchers by the CDC for disease surveillance and to educate public health professionals about the geography of health. The suite of modules enables users to perform data collection, statistical analysis, GIS mapping and visualization, and create custom reports.
Agency: CDC
Unclassified URL: https://www.cdc.gov/epiinfo/index.html
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A

CDC GIS

Overview:
The CDC studies the spatial aspects of health and illness. For example: where are diseases found, how are diseases related to the environment, and where do people go to seek health care. The website is the introduction to GIS resources available at CDC.
Agency: CDC
Unclassified URL: https://www.cdc.gov/gis/
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A

CDC Red Sky

Overview:
Recently Added - The Red Sky dashboard has an interface that displays public health events color coded by severity on a global map. By clicking on an event, users are given a basic synopsis of the situation and have the option of delving deeper by exploring data tables, charts, reports, or maps associated with the event that are housed within the dashboard. Data to populate the dashboard will come from a variety of sources both internal and external to CDC. Data sharing within gives visibility to all CDC programs and public health events, ensuring that all messages get leadership for critical decision making.
Agency: CDC
Unclassified URL: https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/sa-branch.htm
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A

CDC System for Enteric Disease Response, Investigation, and Coordination (SEDRIC)

Overview:
The System for Enteric Disease Response, Investigation, and Coordination, or SEDRIC, lets disease detectives in many different locations work together faster and more effectively when responding to foodborne and animal-related outbreaks. The secure, web-based platform combines epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback data in real time to make collaboration easier when investigating information from different sources. Detecting and solving outbreaks faster leads to fewer illnesses and deaths.
Agency: CDC
Unclassified URL: https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/outbreaks/investigating-outbreaks/sedric.html
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A

Census Bureau Statistical Data Tools

Overview:
The Census Bureau provides interactive applications allowing users to get statistics from multiple surveys related to population data.
Agency: Census
Unclassified URL: http://www.census.gov/data/data-tools.html
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A

Census Geocoder

Overview:
The Census Geocoder is an address look-up tool that converts your address to an approximate coordinate (latitude/longitude) and returns information about the address range that includes the address and the census geography the address is within.
Agency: Census
Unclassified URL: http://geocoding.geo.census.gov/geocoder/
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A
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Updated on November 20, 2018