The Place Database

The Place Database is a data visualization tool of the United States which uses the PolicyMap platform. The tool allows users to view the latest available data for dozens of indicators—ranging from housing affordability to brownfield sites to federal government spending.

Link: https://placedatabase.policymap.com/

Author: The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and PolicyMap

Category:  Demographics, Development, Environment, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Policy

Geographic Scope:  National

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs:  Maps, Comparisons

Skill Level: Medium

Data Level: Census Block Groups

Data Permissions: Data available for direct download

Last Updated: 2018

UF GeoPlan Florida Sea Level Scenario Sketch Planning Tool

The Sea Level Scenario Sketch Planning Tool helps identify transportation infrastructure vulnerable to current and future flood risks. The tool analyzes and visualizes current flood risks (100-year and 500-year floodplains and hurricane storm surge zones) as well as future flood risks using sea level rise (SLR) scenarios from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/ National Climate Assessment.

Link: https://sls.geoplan.ufl.edu/#view-maps

Author: University of Florida GeoPlan Center

Category: Resiliency, Climate

Geographic Scope:  Florida

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Maps, Projections/Scenarios, Comparison

Skill Level: Medium

Data Level: SLR inundation surfaces

Data Permissions: Free resource available to the public for download or viewing online.

Last Updated: 2017

The Data Center

The Data Center brings data together from multiple sources, analyzing data at a 360–degree look regarding regional issues from the government, business, nonprofit, and community perspective. In these ways, The Data Center realizes its mission to build prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable communities by making informed decisions possible.

Link: https://www.datacenterresearch.org

Author: The Data Center

Category: Demographics, Economics, Education, Equity, Housing, Resilience, Mobility, Safety, Transportation

Geographic Scope:  Southeast Louisiana

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Datasets, Reports, Maps

Skill Level: Low-Medium

Data Level: Multiple, e.g. Census Tract, Census Block Group, Neighborhood Statistical Areas

Data Permissions: Free resource available to the public for download or viewing online.

Last Updated: 2018

Surging Seas Risk Finder

Climate Central’s Surging Seas Risk Finder is a searchable web tool designed to provide citizens, communities and policymakers in the U.S. with the tailored local information they need to understand and respond to the risks of sea level rise and coastal flooding in their own neighborhoods. The interactive toolkit includes maps, local sea level and flood risk projections, and potential impacts for population, land, and, depending upon location, other variables.

Link: https://riskfinder.climatecentral.org/

Author: Climate Central

Category: Demographics, Economic, Environment, Infrastructure, Resiliency, Sustainability

Geographic Scope:  Available for the entire contiguous coastal U.S.

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Maps, Spreadsheets, Slideshow-ready tables & graphs, fact sheets, area comparisons, local sea level & flood risk projections

Skill Level: Low-Medium

Data Level: Multiple: NOAA, USGS, FEMA, DOT, DOE, DOI, EPA, FCC and the Census.

Data Permissions: Free resource available to the public for download or viewing online.

Last Updated: 2016

Surging Seas Mapping Choices

Surging Seas Mapping Choices is an interactive global online map that allows anyone to search for a global location and visually compare the local potential consequences of different emissions and warming scenarios. Users can view the long-term sea levels that different pathways could lock in and download map images or embed the map.

Link: https://choices.climatecentral.org/#12/40.7116/-74.0010?compare=temperatures&carbon-end-yr=2100&scenario-a=warming-4&scenario-b=warming-2

Author: Climate Central

Category: Resiliency, Infrastructure, Climate, Sustainability

Geographic Scope: Available for global coastal cities

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Sea Level Projections, Map Images, Scenarios,  Downloadable data

Skill Level: Low-Medium

Data Level: Multiple: NOAA, USGS, FEMA, DOT, DOE, DOI, EPA, FCC and the Census.

Data Permissions: Free resource available to the public for viewing online and download.

Last Updated: July 2016

Social Explorer

Social Explorer includes the entire US Census (1790 to 2010) and the American Community Survey (2005 to 2015). Specialized U.S. data resources include the FBI Uniform Crime Report (2010 to 2015), American election results (1912 to 2016), Religious Congregations and Membership Study (1980 and 2010), Vulcan Project carbon emissions data (2002), US Business Patterns (2014), and County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Program data (2010 to 2016).

Link: https://www.socialexplorer.com/a9676d974c/explore

Author: Social Explorer

Category: Economy, Equity, Health, Safety, Environment, Education, Housing, Mobility, Transportation, Policy

Geographic Scope:  United States and Puerto Rico

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Maps, Swipe and Side by Side Comparisons, Table Reports

Skill Level: Low

Data Level: State, County, Census Tract, Census Block Group

Data Permissions: The Premium edition is updated regularly, as soon as data releases are made available from the Census Bureau and other relevant data sources.

Last Updated: 2017

Sea Level Rise Toolbox

An interactive sea level rise viewer designed to give South Floridians a better understanding of how sea level rise might impact their neighborhoods. The tool is aimed to help Floridians adapt to sea level rise and better understand what local governments, including Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County, are doing to adapt to sea level rise.

Link: http://citizeneyes.org/app/

Author: FIU School of Communication and Journalism Coastal Management

Category: Environment, Resiliency, Sustainability

Geographic Scope:  Miami-Dade County

GIS Integration: No

Tool Outputs: Visualization of sea level rise up to six feet in South Florida

Skill Level: Low

Data Level: SLR Surfaces

Data Permissions: Not available for direct download

Last Updated: May 2016

Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flood Web Tools Comparison Matrix

This matrix helps coastal management communities compare web-based sea level rise and coastal flood risk tools available for their state. The matrix describes features of each tool and the methods behind the data they present.

The expandable/collapsible matrix offers comparisons of the tools in six main categories. Descriptions for each tool come directly from the tool’s owners. The matrix also includes a point of contact for each tool, giving potential users a direct way to get specific questions answered.

Link: http://sealevel.climatecentral.org/matrix/

Author: The Nature Conservancy, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, Climate Central

Category: Resilience, Environment

Geographic Scope:  National

GIS Integration: No

Tool Outputs: Comparison Matrix

Skill Level: Low

Data Level: N/A

Data Permissions: Free resource available to the public for download or viewing online.

Last Updated: 2018

Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer

This tool allows users to visualize community-level impacts from coastal flooding or sea level rise and provides easy access to inundation and elevation data via NOAA’s Digital Coast. The data and maps in this tool illustrate the scale of potential flooding, not the exact location, and do not account for erosion, subsidence, or future construction. Water levels are relative to Mean Higher High Water (MHHW).

Link: https://coast.noaa.gov/slr/

Author: NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management

Category: Environment, Resiliency, Sustainability

Geographic Scope:  National (with the exception of AK)

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Maps, Local Scenarios

Skill Level: Medium

Data Level: Coastal Cities

Data Permissions: Free resource available to the public for download or viewing online.

Last Updated: April 2017

One Dollar Lots

The ONE DOLLAR LOTS project by 596 Acres is an archive of these $1 lot sales. It is also a place for organizers and local residents to get information about pending sales that may disrupt their communities and to imagine better uses for cheap public land. 90 lots are still pending final sale.

Link: http://onedollarlots.org/

Author: 596 Acres

Category: Environment, Equity, Land Use, Sustainability

Geographic Scope:  New York City

GIS Integration: No

Tool Outputs: Online-Map

Skill Level: Low

Data Level: Parcel

Data Permissions: Not available for direct download

Last Updated: 2018

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