Category: Climate Resilience App Challenge
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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.
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Encouraging water conservation, the app allows users to identify and directly report water waste, view instances of water waste around them, receive alerts to conserve when essential, educate themselves on water conservation, and engage the water community through social media.
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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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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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 tools to reduce ecological and socioeconomic risks of coastal hazards, the app enables users to assess such risks, including those to current and future storms, as well as sea level rise scenarios; identify solutions to reduce risks across socio-ecological systems; take action to help communities develop nature-based solutions; and measure effectiveness to ensure efforts are successful.
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Based on modeling current and future soil erosion with high-resolution scientific data, the app allows users to locate sites that are vulnerable to erosion, predicts soil loss driven by climate change, and enables users to investigate erosion risks for future land covers.
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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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This app enables users to identify the suitability of a location for solar panel installations by locating their home or current location and querying solar analysis data.
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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.