Census Local Employment Dynamics (LED) webinars help you learn how to use OnTheMap in the event of a natural disaster.
OnTheMap for Emergency Management Data Tool
OnTheMap for Emergency Management is a public data tool, developed by the U.S. Census Bureau, which provides an intuitive web-based interface for viewing the potential effects of disasters on the U.S. workforce and population.
Users can easily retrieve reports containing detailed workforce, population, and housing characteristics for hurricanes, floods, wildfires, winter storms, and federal disaster declaration areas. The tool applies Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) data for planning and natural disaster management purposes.
Webinar on Hurricane Preparedness Using OnTheMap
The U.S. Census Bureau and the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership in collaboration with the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) host regular webinars to demonstrate the useful functions of the OnTheMap for Emergency Management data tool.
For example, the June 27, 2018 webinar, "Hurricane Preparedness with OnTheMap for Emergency Management," demonstrated how to use Census data to assess the possible impact of a potential hurricane.
Please see the links below to the recording for this webinar and another presentation available for your convenience.
- Recording: LED Webinar Recording - Hurricane Preparedness
- Recorded Webinar: OnTheMap: The Road to Local Employment Dynamics
This web-based mapping and reporting application is used to illustrate where workers are employed and where they live. The application is paired with reports on age, earnings, industry distributions, race, ethnicity, educational attainment, and gender, while the tool itself features comprehensive block-level coverage for home and work areas, six powerful analysis tools, user-created outputs, and easy-to-use online documentation.
OnTheMap for Emergency Management, an offshoot of this application, provides an intuitive interface for accessing U.S. population and workforce statistics, in real time, for areas affected by natural disasters