With heavy rain predicted in some areas, this U.S. Geological Survey tool shows where the hazards of highest concern are located.
Before citizens can help the city keep fire hydrants and catch basins clear of snow, they first need to know where they’re located.
We have a big country to cover. Take a look at what we wrote about this past year via our interactive map.
There’s a Jan. 15 deadline for localities to update their residential address lists for the U.S. Census Bureau.
Local officials across the West should pay attention to what happened to one devastated neighborhood in Santa Rosa, California.
A growing number of cities are looking to do more with transportation data analytics before disasters strike.
Increasingly sophisticated mapping platforms have made redistricting easier—but data could also be the key to untangling the problem.
A massive influx of visitors to places along the “path of totality” is a public safety challenge and operational challenge.
"Open data has a tremendous ability to break down barriers and empower communities,” according to Mayor Andy Berke.
The threat of more frequent and more intense natural disasters linked to climate change is forcing cities and states to change the way they prepare for, and recover from, events like tornadoes, forest fires, floods and hurricanes.
Cities from Cincinnati to Phoenix have incorporated the information into their own platforms.
By identifying where food access is poor, government agencies and nonprofits can better allocate resources.
The map—which allows users to zoom in and check out their neighborhoods—provides a previously unseen view of how the racial composition of neighborhoods is changing in the US.
An important question facing communities in South Florida: “How do we get the right information we need to inform changes in building codes and prioritizing infrastructure for investment?”
Mapping offers ways for governments to identify, prioritize and mark green infrastructure for preservation and rehabilitation.
“We provide the raw data, but this gives residents the ability to see and understand datasets” that show how California’s sixth-largest city is evolving, according to Mayor Robert Garcia.
Cincinnati has rolled out 14 interactive dashboards that are regularly updated and built upon the city’s open data portal.
New high resolution data for six states and Washington, D.C., is seen as a boon for efforts to cut down on pollutants in the nation’s largest estuary.
Santa Catalina Island, located southwest of Los Angeles, was a void on maps until a few enthusiasts armed with 360 cameras set about imaging its streets and noting mislabeled addresses.
A collaborative effort is mapping leaky gas pipes.
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