Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Interior Geospatial Emergency Management System (IGEMS)

On March 3rd, the Department of the Interior (DOI) turned off its Natural Hazards Support System (NHSS) and turned on a replacement: Interior Geospatial Emergency Management System (IGEMS).  According to the IGEMS informational website, enhancements over NHSS include:   
IGEMS incorporates all of the data and functionality contained in NHSS, it also provides added information including hurricane tracks and current wind conditions. Since IGEMS utilizes the latest software and technology it provides a richer functionality, including a locate ability, and a richer user experience that supports mobile devices like tablets.
Consequently, IGEMS shows the potential for major natural disaster events: wildfires; earthquakes; wind, gale, flood, red flag, and other weather warnings; hurricanes; and volcanoes in a format suitable for mobile devices. Users can also view tide monitoring stations, current weather radar, and wind direction and strength, and select topographic, street map, or satellite imagery backgrounds.

Learn more at the links below:

Comment: As one of the web's first natural disaster viewers when it was released in 2003, NHSS had been in need of rebuild for the past several years. Kudos to DOI!

1 comment:

  1. They missed the Washington State Landslide