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Baton Rouge Flood Map: Using IT Know-How In Emergency Situations

The Department of Information Services in Baton Rouge used geographic information systems and data from 911 calls, search-and-rescue efforts, and more to create a map visualization of the impact of recent floods in the region. The story is a prime example of how IT professionals can put their knowledge to work in emergency situations.

Baton Rouge Estimated Flood Inundation Map (click here for the live map, which is updated in real time)

(Image: Department of Information Services via Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

Baton Rouge Estimated Flood Inundation Map (click here for the live map, which is updated in real time)

(Image: Department of Information Services via Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

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Charlie Babcock
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9/1/2016 | 7:31:32 PM
ArcGIS above the flood in the cloud
I just talked to Jason McConnell, CIO at Lincoln Memorial University, who told me about how his school uses a cloud-based ArcGIS system to teach mapping techniques. This Baton Rouge flood map is a great example of its use.
Michelle
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Michelle,
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8/30/2016 | 2:38:50 PM
useful mapping
This was a great use of available data. The option to communicate additional flood or hazard areas was an added bonus. It's amazing to see how much data they acquired in a short time.
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