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CB12-TPS.33

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012

New Version of OnTheMap for Emergency Management Web Application

New features in the Census Bureau's OnTheMap application improve access to workforce and demographic statistics for emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities. The application automatically incorporates real-time data updates from the National Weather Service's National Hurricane Center, Department of Interior, Department of Agriculture, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Internet address is: <http://onthemap.ces.census.gov/em.html>.

New features include:

  • New emergency event data: Addition of FEMA disaster declaration areas and National Weather Service snowfall probability forecasts
  • More complete hurricane archives: Capture and archiving of all daily National Hurricane Center storm updates
  • Expanded report content: Addition of 2010 Census demographic and housing characteristics, and 2010 jobs and worker statistics
  • New analyses and visualizations: New reports with charting and thematic map overlays showing population and worker origin and destination distributions
  • New interoperability: New tool for exporting event areas to use in OnTheMap or other GIS applications
  • Updated interface and help documentation: Improved user interface speed and navigability, improved event searching, newly updated help documentation

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