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Socrata launches Find Shelter application for victims of disasters

GCN: “…The Federal Emergency Management Agency puts out information on hurricane shelters every 20 minutes during natural disasters through its application programming interface. Socrata decided during Hurricane Irma to input the information into its geographic information system for a new web-based platform called Find Shelter. This week, capabilities were added to the platform to include Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands as a result of Hurricanes Jose and Maria. More work is planned to expand the platform to include shelters from other natural disasters such as forest fires, tornadoes and flooding in the near future…”

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