Comprehensive data-driven population vulnerability insights on the neighborhood level
Geospiza’s web-based application integrates the best available data feeds in a user-oriented fashion to inform emergency preparedness and operations. It provides interactive mapping that illustrates all-hazards and scenario-specific vulnerability from a life-saving, functions-based perspective to enable real-time decision support. Analytics include where the most vulnerable people are located, how many people are estimated to be affected, what specific characteristics makes this population at heightened risk, and what specific interventions are required in order to increase resilience and decrease vulnerability of these populations.
Geospiza’s functions-based approach provides first responders and emergency managers with clear and actionable information to help. Scenarios covered include All Hazards, Extreme Heat, Flood, and Hurricane, among many others.
Geospiza Dynamic is a map-based web application integrating and synthesizing data to create population vulnerability insights for the all-hazards, full emergency management lifecycle. The application is based on an underlying conceptual framework which links the functions one must perform to remain safe and healthy prior to, during, and after a disaster to the characteristics and features that make one more or less able to perform those tasks. The framework is built on peer reviewed literature and initially validated by experts and used in jurisdictions nationally.