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FEMA Introducing a New Data Visualization Tool

Jan 7, 2015 | News & Views

FEMA Introducing a New Data Visualization
Tool
FEMA introduced a new
interactive tool Jan. 7 that allows the public to explore currently-available
FEMA grant data. On the site, you will be able to see a visual representation
of federal grant data as it relates to fire, preparedness, mitigation and
public assistance. The tool also visualizes disaster declarations by state,
hazard and county.
The tool is in BETA because FEMA is looking for comments on how to
improve it. Email your feedback to: fema-new-media@fema.dhs.gov.
FEMA will continue to add data and update the visual based on feedback in the
coming months.
The OpenFEMA
data used in the visualization were derived from the publicly available
datasets on fema.gov and data.gov. According to the press
release, FEMA is committed to updating these existing datasets in a timely
manner and as feasible, to provide new datasets for our external partners to
manipulate and use.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact FEMA’s
Intergovernmental Affairs Division at (202) 646-3444 or at FEMA-IGA@fema.dhs.gov.

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