Project Description

Texas Hazard Mitigation Package (THMP)

The Texas Geographic Society (TXGS), a not-for-profit corporation located in Austin, Texas, received a FEMA Hazard Mitigation Planning Grant (HMPG) in 2003 as a sub-grantee to the Texas Division of Emergency Management. The purpose of this grant is to develop an Internet-based viewing and distribution tool for digital geographic datasets that can be used by state and local hazard mitigation planners and emergency managers in identifying natural hazards, risk areas and vulnerabilities in Texas.

The project, Texas Hazard Mitigation Package (THMP), is a free online resource.

Though additional links and supporting information is provided to assist hazard mitigation and emergency management planning, it is essentially these four functions that this site is intended to serve:

1. Identify historical hazard occurrences by the event location or summarized by county,

2. Identify hazard risk areas and other detailed geographic data relative to hazards

3. Identify vulnerable population and property value areas to particular hazards, and

4. Download any data to perform detailed quantification of impact on other mapping/GIS systems

The content and organization of this site will evolve at least until March of 2007 when current funding concludes. We plan to expand and improve the product over time. User input is highly encouraged and can be initiated by going to Contact Us under this About THMP section

For a Texas Geographic Society - Hazard Mitigation Planning Grant overview flyer, please click here.

Please learn more about the Texas Geographic Society (TXGS). The Texas Geographic Society is a registered
501 (c) (3).


 

CREDITS

Texas Geographic Society (TXGS)
(see above)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
A division of the U.S. Homeland Security
www.fema.gov

FEMA leads the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program and U.S. Fire Administration.

Governor’s Division of Emergency Management (DEM)
A division of the Texas Department of Public Safety
www.soc.state.tx.us/

DEM is tasked with administering a program of comprehensive emergency management designed to reduce the vulnerability of citizens and communities of this State to damage, to injury, and to loss of life and property by providing a system for the mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from natural or man-made disasters.

Texas Natural Resources Information Systems (TNRIS)
A division of the Texas Water Development Board
www.tnris.state.tx.us

TNRIS is the state’s clearinghouse for maps, aerial photos, and digital natural resources data. TNRIS also serves as a distribution center for U.S. Geological Survey maps and has numerous other map collections available for in-house use or reproduction.

Worldwide CAD Technologies
www.wwtcpu.com

Worldwide CAD Technology specializes in support services for engineering, including drafting and design, software programming, networking, scanning and plotting, consulting, and contract personnel.

GeoPartnerships, Inc.
www.geopartnerships.com

GeoPartnerships plans, architects, designs, implements and administers a diverse spectrum of physical, virtual, and interpersonal networks to promote collaboration and achievement.

XcelArts, Inc.
www.xcelarts.com

XcelArts is a professional graphic design and multimedia development agency