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The Esri Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge Is On

We use Esri at DisasterMap.net. Esri and the United Nations are working hard to help communities build resilience to impending twenty-first century disasters. One way Esri – the world leader in GIS – is helping is through its Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge. The app challenge is born from the United Nations Office of Disaster…


NIST Seeks Input on Standards Related to Disaster Resilience ~American National Standards Institute

When our flood walls in New Orleans failed 8-29-05, due to engineering misfeasance by the US Army Corps of Engineers before Hurricane Katrina, the ideas in this post became poignant reminders of how easy it is for the tax-paying public to remain unaware of the dangers that surround them. The Corps violated even their own…


How the U.S. Is Embracing Natural Disasters ~Jenny Xie, @NextCityOrg

I came into this business from the experience of covering disasters in real time to help those in the thick of it gain situational awareness. Yet, most of what we do here at DisasterMap.net involves contract work for cities, counties and states in their efforts at not only mitigating but surviving their next disasters. I’ve…