Challanges of Creating Spatially Accurate Data from Open-Sources
Track: Disaster and Emergency Management
Authors: Mark Tuttle
Spatial infrastructure data is important for emergency response and planning at various geographic scales. However, such datasets are not readily available due to lack uniformity, the need to consult multiple sources, and the variability of ownership among agencies responsible for collecting such data. We present a few case studies on how these datasets can be used to understand socio-economic dynamics and emergency response. These datasets are openly distributed through the HIFLD open platform.