New York Utilized its Open Data Platform and Social media to Map Evacuation info for Hurricane Sandy

Social media played a pivotal role in disaster management of Sandy.The City of New York utilized its Open Data platform to help residents deal with the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The effort, which was part of the Digital Road Map the City launched last year, integrated geographic information systems (GIS), social media and other private and public assets to inform New Yorkers about the dangers posed by the storm. Highlights of the program include a Hurricane Evacuation Map and an accompanying Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder residents can use to see if their location is at-risk of flooding and plan an evacuation.

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I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
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