Interior Geospatial Emergency Management System (IGEMS) [website]   [open html - 7KB]

"The Interior Geospatial Emergency Management System (IGEMS) [...] enables users to monitor and analyze natural hazards events as they are occurring anywhere on the Earth aiding efforts in monitoring, responding to, and analyzing current natural hazards events. All of this information is presented in an integrated geospatial view that combines dynamic natural hazards events with a rich set of reference data including imagery, transportation, and hydrography. IGEMS uses data provided by outside sources as well as data from Interior bureaus such as the U.S. Geological Survey. (Inclusion of this data does not constitute endorsement, express or implied, by the Department of the Interior of the referenced organizations, their suitability, content, products, functioning, completeness, or accuracy.) IGEMS is also the next generation replacement for the Natural Hazards Support System (NHSS). NHSS has been in operation since 2003 supporting a significant customer base that can be responsible for over 8 million hits a month. NHSS was one of the first public applications to provide an integrated approach to natural hazards. Although individual federal agencies do an outstanding job of supplying natural hazards information to the public, each type of hazard (earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, wildland fires etc.) is usually treated independently. 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."

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