SEDAC Hazards Mapper
The SEDAC Hazards Mapper enables users to visualize data and map layers related to Socioeconomic, Infrastructure, Natural Disasters, and Environment and analyze potential impacts and exposure. The web app mashups layers from various sources including SEDAC, NASA LANCE, NASA GIBS, USGS, NOAA, ESRI, and others.
The settlement points data can be visualized as a map layer in the Hazards Mapper.
Example Use Case
- You read a news item about a wildfire burning in Southern California and would like to know how many populated places are in proximity to the area. You turn on the NASA LANCE “Fires” layer and the "Settlement Points" layer. You identify there are a few populated places in that area. You draw a circle covering those places to estimate the population.