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  • CDC/ATSDR Social Vulnerability Index
    The CDC/ATSDR Social Vulnerability Index was developed by the Center for Disease Control’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry uses 16 U.S. census variables to help local officials identify communities that may need support before, during, or after disasters. Social vulnerability refers to the potential negative effects on communities caused by external stresses on human health. Such stresses include natural or human-caused disasters, or disease outbreaks. Reducing social vulnerability can decrease both human suffering and economic loss.

  • CEQ Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool
    The purpose of the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool is to help Federal agencies identify disadvantaged communities that are marginalized, underserved, and overburdened by pollution through publicly-available, nationally-consistent datasets. The tool also provides socioeconomic, environmental, and climate information to inform decisions that may affect these communities.

  • Coastal Resilience Evaluation and Siting Tool (CREST)
    CREST is a tool developed by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation that can be used to make informed decisions about the siting of restoration and resilience projects. The tool identifies Resilience Hubs, which are areas of open space where projects may have the greatest potential to benefit both human community resilience and fish and wildlife. Resilience Hubs incorporate multiple indices, which can also be explored through CREST.

  • CorpsMap Applications  Corps Castle
    USACE's CorpsMap suite of applications provides a single geospatial (GIS) interface national-level USACE and other federal datasets. Applications include CorpsMap, the Corps Project Notebook, the National Inventory of Dams, the National Levee Database, and the Life Safety Hazard Indicator.

  • Data.Gov
    Vast collections of data, tools, mapping, and applications collected from federal, state, and local government agencies. Includes collections on topics including climate, ecosystems, disasters, and more.

  • EJScreen: Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool
    EJScreen is an environmental justice mapping and screening tool that provides a nationally consistent dataset and approach for combining environmental and demographic indicators. EJScreen users choose a geographic area; the tool then provides demographic and environmental information for that area and also includes a method for combining environmental and demographic indicators into EJ indexes.

  • Electronic Inland Chart Books for Navigations
    This site provides links to Inland Electronic Navigation Charts (IENCs), which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has developed for much of the 8,200 miles of rivers in the U.S. Inland River System.

  • HEC-GeoFDA: Geospatial Preprocessor for Flood Damage Reduction Analysis
    HEC-GeoFDA was developed to allow users to view geospatial flood risk management (FRM) study data and simplify tasks that are commonly performed to prepare data for use in the Flood Damage Reduction Analysis (HEC-FDA) program. The HEC-GeoFDA software has been built with the specific needs of FRM teams in mind and is intended to make geospatial pre-processing more intuitive and less error prone. This program does not require planning model approval or certification as it is only pre-processing and formatting existing input data for use in HEC-FDA.

  • National Structure Inventory (NSI)
    The National Structure Inventory (NSI) provides a base national dataset of structure points and characteristics. Using the NSI, USACE engineers, economists, and others can generate improved estimates of flood risk through HEC-FIA, HEC-FDA, HEC-WAT, CWMS, and HEC-LifeSim. The NSI is a particularly helpful resource for teams in the early iterations of a Planning study. Though it is anticipated the NSI data will be updated at least annually, teams should note the data's limitations, including the need for population and price index adjustments before use.

  • National Structure Inventory (NSI) Documentation
    Explore the Technical References and User Guides for the National Structure Inventory (NSI) download tool and survey tool.

  • NOAA Digital Coast
    Coastal data, tools, training, and information designed to meet the needs of the coastal management community, all of which are vetted by NOAA.

  • NOAA's now COAST
    NOAA's web mapping portal to real time coastal observations, forecasts, and warnings.

  • U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
    The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit has catalogued more than 500 digital tools can be used for a variety of uses to build resilience, from engaging a community to developing a climate action plan.

  • USACE Geospatial Platform
    The USACE Geospatial Platform provides shared and trusted USACE geospatial data, services and applications for use by our partner agencies and the public. The Platform includes publicly available maps and web-mapping applications, including CorpsMap, the National Levee Database, National Inventory of Dams, and regional and project specific mapping apps.

  • USGS National Map Datasets and Tools
    National data sets and mapping tools including topography, hydrography, and 3-d elevation datasets.

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