Thursday, September 28, 2017

Mapping Photos of Hurricane Maria

The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation has created an interactive map to document and evaluate the damage caused by Hurricane Maria. The Hurricane Maria Photo Map is a crowd-sourced map of geo-located photos showing damage caused by the tropical storm.

The map is designed to assist Emergency Management Agencies in evaluating the damage caused by Hurricane Maria and assess emergency response needs. The map can be used to view the damage caused along the path of the storm. The map includes an overlay of Hurricane Maria's path. The locations of the crowd-sourced submitted photos are displayed on the map with clustered markers. The map sidebar updates automatically to display the photos located in the current map view.

The NAPSG Foundation also created a similar interactive map to assist aid workers after Hurricane Irma. The Hurricane Irma Photo Map shows geo-located photos of the damage caused by that tropical storm.

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