Resiliency Task Force Library


This page provides various geospatial resources to support government resiliency efforts.


NSGIC - Continuum of Natural Disasters Project. Designed to raise awareness about the nature, type and frequency of federally-declared natural disasters and how geospatial data can improve government efforts to plan for, mitigate and respond to these events. Click HERE to view the home page for this project.


Community Contributions to NSGIC's Continuum of Natural Disasters Project. We have made all the Maps, Apps, and Data (Layer Matrix & GIS Layers) used to create this project FREELY available to the public, so everyone can participate and potentially contribute to this project. See sections below for information and links about participating and contributing using ArcGIS Online. Also, please submit any contributions to our Task Force Chair Phil Worrall pworrall@igic.org. The Task Force will moderate all contributions and share them here. Current contributions are the following:

NSGIC Online Mapping Platform. NSGIC has launched a new Online Mapping Platform based on Esri ArcGIS Technology. Our Continuum of Natural Disasters project is our first official use of this site, but more projects are being planned. If you would like to suggest ideas and or contribute maps / apps / data to this platform please let us know. To access the NSGIC Online Mapping Platform click HERE


Esri - ArcGIS Online. You do not need to have an Esri account to use maps published on ArcGIS Online, but if you want to modify and save your own version of an existing map, or create your own custom map and/or application, you will need an account so you can login and save your work. If your organization uses ArcGIS, you may already have an named account so you can login to ArcGIS Online. If not, you can quickly create a FREE personal account to login to ArcGIS Online. For More information click HERE.


Esri - Story Maps. Esri Story Maps let you combine tour ArcGIS Online maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. They make it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story. For More information click HERE.


Esri - ArcGIS Online Assistant. The swiss army knife for your ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS accounts. Once you have an Esri Account, you can use ArcGIS Online Assistant to: (Update) Modify the URLs for services in web maps and registered applications; (Copy) Search for and copy content to your account and other accounts; and (Inspect) View the underlying JSON for any item in ArcGIS Online or your Portal. You For More information click HERE.


FEMA - Open FEMA Data Visualization site. The new Open FEMA visualization web site is a tremendous tool to access the details of any historic disaster declaration. Although map visualization is limited, the ability to interactively drill down into the declaration data details is powerful. Click HERE to open.


NOAA - Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters: Mapping site. From 1980–2015, there were 23 drought events, 22 flooding events, 7 freeze events, 75 severe storm events, 34 tropical cyclone events, 13 wildfire events, and 14 winter storm events with losses exceeding $1 billion (CPI-Adjusted) each across the United States. To better visualize the spatial dimensions of billion-dollar weather and climate events, below is an interactive event frequency mapping tool. This interface provides a customizable range of years and disaster types, to help visualize how disaster costs change over space and time. A dynamic summary of the billion-dollar disaster events is also refreshed as the map selection is updated. Click HERE to open.


U.S. CENSUS Bureau - OnTheMap for Emergency Management site. OnTheMap for Emergency Management provides real-time access to a range of detailed U.S. Census Bureau data about the people living and working in areas being affected by hurricanes, floods, wildfires, winter storms, and federal disaster declaration areas. Click HERE to open.




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