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8/19/2014
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Elena Malykhina
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3D Mapping Data's Future: 8 Examples

Federal agencies, academia, communities, and the private sector are collaborating on advanced US mapping data as part of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). Look what these maps can do.
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Accurate flood information
(Source: FEMA)
Pictured here are FEMA's disaster applications of 3D terrain data. Following Hurricane Sandy in 2012, FEMA was able to identify 44,000 households as damaged and inaccessible. As a result, the agency provided $130 million in expedited assistance based on accurate and rapid flood depth information.
(Source: FEMA)

Pictured here are FEMA's disaster applications of 3D terrain data. Following Hurricane Sandy in 2012, FEMA was able to identify 44,000 households as damaged and inaccessible. As a result, the agency provided $130 million in expedited assistance based on accurate and rapid flood depth information.

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Ariella
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8/19/2014 | 1:31:48 PM
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All great improvements on traditional 2D maps, and the aviation one can prove particularly helpful for flight safety.  
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8/19/2014 | 2:03:41 PM
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That solar panels example looks pretty interesting. Will Google Maps soon be used to help us plant that new tree in the right spot in the yard, too?
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