Census Local Employment Dynamics (LED) webinars help you learn how to use OnTheMap in the event of a natural disaster.
The last webinar on June 27, 2018 was titled, "Hurricane Preparedness with OnTheMap for Emergency Management," and demonstrated how to use Census data to assess the possible impact of a potential hurricane.
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) hosts this webinar to demonstrate useful functions of the OnTheMap for Emergency Management data tool.
Please see the links below to the recording and presentation available for your convenience, if you were unable to attend or would like to revisit the presentation.
- Presentation: LED Webinar Presentation - Hurricane Preparedness
Other C2ER and the LMI Institute LED training offerings are at upcoming webinar events.
LEHD Interactive Mapping
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