Open Data Site Established for Hurricane Harvey

Caitlin Dempsey


An open data site has been set up to house data from authoritative sources relating to Hurricane Harvey.  The site was launched by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a central point of reliable data that can be used by local, state, Federal, tribal, private sector, and community partners.

GIS data, imagery, and other data sets are organized by category including: Emergency Services, Hazard & Incident Data, Community Resources, Imagery, and Base & Population Data.  Data is available for download in CSV, KML, and Shapefile formats.

Visit: Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD) for Harvey

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Caitlin Dempsey
Caitlin Dempsey is the editor of Geography Realm and holds a master's degree in Geography from UCLA as well as a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from SJSU.