Category: Climate Resilience App Challenge
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Esri App Challenge Winners Create Actionable Tools to Strengthen Resilience Efforts Hundreds of Apps Submitted in Response to White House Climate Data Initiative Redlands, California—July 15, 2014—Esri...
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When users register their address, they receive push alerts notifying them when that address is in danger of flooding. This app analyzes National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) flood advisories, identifies specific properties affected by floods, consumes forecast information to provide accurate weather reports based on the user's location, and sends flood alerts via Twilio and the location of the nearest Disaster Assistance Center.
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Providing users with the ability to open new opportunities for education, citizen engagement, and policy change, the app enables users to quickly share their analysis results—such as energy and greenhouse gas generation and possible energy futures—with their ArcGIS Online organization, select groups, or the general public.
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The app provides information on the availability of local and seasonal produce from nearby farms, markets, and vendors to empower Washington County consumers to reduce their carbon footprint and support their local community.
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Designed to meet the challenge of limited information on culverts throughout the transportation network, the app provides a user-friendly culvert inventory template, online video instructions, and support for citizen scientists to help transportation management agencies expand their knowledge of the culverts in their network.
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Uniting entities that create the data needed to provide rich visualizations and insights into commuter habits globally, Unity enables unlimited public and private networks within a region to create behavioral changes and eliminate traffic by allowing users to sync data to Esri ArcGIS software for modal analysis. Users can also explore how each mode contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
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Helping cities prepare for, respond to, and recover from extreme heat events, the app provides users with a better understanding of heat risks in cities and communicates with users on ways they can protect themselves during extreme heat events.
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Measuring resilience to climate-related hazards at the county level for the United States, the app allows users to directly calculate the resilience index of places they choose and view the weights of the socioeconomic factors contributing to those scores. The app also provides factors that increase or decrease resilience.
Global Forest Watch Commodities—Geospatial Tools to Help Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Land-Use Change
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This app provides three tools for businesses interested in good forest management: Suitability Mapper, which enables businesses to identify degraded areas best suited for commodity development as an alternative to clearing new forest areas; Forest Analyzer, which provides information on land cover and land use to monitor and evaluate change to forests on commodity concessions; and Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Support tool, which users can complete for an analysis of forest change on certified areas and use the analysis for the compensation procedure required by RSPO while also enabling commodity buyers to make informed sourcing decisions.
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Users are able to make smarter choices and save water when it is available. The next time it rains, users can capture rainwater that lands on their homes and use it again to water plants, trees, and lawns; wash cars; and even flush toilets.