Census Bureau News: New Version of OnTheMap for Emergency Management Web Application

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — New Version of OnTheMap for Emergency Management Web Application —  New features in the Census Bureau's OnTheMap application improve access to workforce and demographic statistics for emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities. The application automatically incorporates real-time data updates from the National Weather Service's National Hurricane Center, Department of Interior, Department of Agriculture, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Internet address: http://onthemap.ces.census.gov/em.html.

New features include:

--New emergency event data: Addition of FEMA disaster declaration areas and National Weather Service snowfall probability forecasts

--More complete hurricane archives: Capture and archiving of all daily National Hurricane Center storm updates

--Expanded report content: Addition of 2010 Census demographic and housing characteristics, and 2010 jobs and worker statistics

--New analyses and visualizations: New reports with charting and thematic map overlays showing population and worker origin and destination distributions

--New interoperability: New tool for exporting event areas to use in OnTheMap or other GIS applications

--Updated interface and help documentation: Improved user interface speed and navigability, improved event searching, newly updated help documentation

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U.S. Census Bureau
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