Tracking Hurricanes With Data

Tracking Hurricanes With Data

Tracking Hurricanes With Data

By October 6, 2016 Booz Allen, Data Science No Comments

Tracking Hurricanes With Data

As this monster storm plows the Caribbean and threatens the Eastern seaboard, everyone is watching and waiting. Many are already hard at work. And many more would like to help.

If that’s you, check out these open data sources. Our team is supporting a couple of efforts associated with preparing for and responding to Hurricane Matthew. Among them are the World Wide Human Geography Data (WWHGD) Working Group and the Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD) Subcommittee.

Our WWHGD/HIFLD partners have provided some free and publicly-available sources of geospatial location data or pre/post incident imagery. Please feel free to share and use as needed. These will evolve and grow over the coming days.

HIFLD Open Data — U.S. critical infrastructure foundation data

Humanitarian Open Streetmaps

Global Disaster Alert & Coordination System (GDACS)

All Partners Access Network (APAN)

ESRI Mapping Associated with Matthew

USGS Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS) Imagery

Standby Task Force

Wishing everyone in Matthew’s path safe harbors ahead.

—Written by Justin Reed