Taking Data and Making It Easier to Understand

Understanding data can sometimes be daunting, especially if you’re looking at a spreadsheet with rows, upon rows, upon rows of data.

To make FEMA data easier to understand, a small project team and I have been working on an innovative data visualization tool designed to help you better understand how we support communities and help visualize it in a way that tells a story.

Our project team is really excited about bringing the visualization from concept to reality, and we’d love to know what you think. Interact with it, learn more about your community, and let us know what you think. (The email address is on the visualization page.)

Transparency, participation, and collaboration form the cornerstone of an open government. That’s why we’ve worked hard to make our data free and open to everyone through OpenFEMA, our open government initiative.

To learn more, watch a short video about the visualization.

For developers and other techie folks, check out our Developer’s Resource page for info on our API’s and more.

By Shayne Adamski, Senior Manager of Digital Engagement, Federal Emergency Management Agency

One Response to “Taking Data and Making It Easier to Understand”

  1. Kathleen

    We don’t need to complicate things, this is a great way to have good communication to everybody.

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