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DHS launches open data site dedicated for Hurricane Harvey

US: The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched a dedicated website to provide Open Data in support of Hurricane Harvey. The platform was launched in association with Homeland Infrastructure Foundation Level Data (HIFLD) Committee Chair and Federal GeoPlatform system, at the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The site is publicly accessible and based on the Esri ArcGIS Open Data application: HIFLD for Harvey – https://respond-harvey-geoplatform.opendata.arcgis.com/

HIFLD for Harvey – a sister Open Data site to HIFLD Open (https://hifld-geoplatform.opendata.arcgis.com/) – is dedicated to unifying the response and recovery data aggregation efforts for Hurricane Harvey.  HIFLD for Harvey, creates a single reliable source of relevant data for use by local, state, Federal, tribal, private sector, and community partners. It serves as a hub to aggregate and disseminate the best available relevant open data to support the massive mapping activities that are ongoing in support for Hurricane Harvey response and recovery.

This site is being actively managed by Esri business partner Ardent MC. New data and information is being added as it becomes available and is rapidly validated.