It is a free web application that allows to explore, visualize, and share geospatial data. Use it to access basemaps, data shared by agencies and individual users. It also allows to create an interactive slideshow. Data point and shapefiles can also be imported.
LibGuide on Fusion Tables by Mark Thomas, Duke University. Fusion Tables is a cloud-based web service provided by Google for managing, visualizing, and sharing tabular data such as might be used in database programs, parallel to what Google Docs does for textual information and simple spreadsheet data.
Includes a range of products and services to meet the diverse needs of people who are looking for maps and geographic information about America. Includes information on geologic hazards and climate hazards. Includes map layer for Spatial Hazard Events and Losses for the United States, 1995-2000. Click map maker in the top navigation. Zoom to Texas. In Basic Maps choose Counties and County Names. Use the available tools to create maps for hazards.
It contains models for estimating potential losses from earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes. Hazus uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to estimate physical, economic, and social impacts of disasters.
An Internet-based viewing and distribution tool for digital geographic datasets that can be used by state and local hazard mitigation planners and emergency managers in identifying natural hazards, risk areas and vulnerabilities in Texas.
**Useful in identifying variables related to vulnerability** It provides geographic information to help making informed decisions, and getting answers to questions for a specific area or topic that involves a geographic dimension. It allows identifying and visualizing critical issues related to numerous dimensions of development including environmental degradation, natural hazard risks, and significant changes in land use patterns. Layers available on the viewer are boundaries, policy data (coastal management zones and building code), transportation, census, rainfall, topography, ecological, hydrology, protected areas, recreation areas, development (property values, populated places, dams and wetland permits), natural hazards, coastal development, and offshore risk data. Some open access layers are available to download as shapefiles. Social Vulnerability Assessment available at http://coastalatlas.tamug.edu/imf/sites/mainmapsep2011k/metadata/SV/SV.html
County Business Patterns provides data on the total number of establishments, mid-March employment, first quarter and annual payroll, and number of establishments by nine employment-size classes by detailed industry for all counties in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas(American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands).
ZIP Code Business Patterns presents data on the total number of establishments, employment and payroll for more than 40,000 5-digit ZIP Code areas nationwide. In addition, the number of establishments for nine employment-size categories is provided by detailed industry for each ZIP Code.