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This project aims to put local maps detailing potential hazards as well shelter zones in the hands of residents anywhere, starting with San Francisco. The maps are made with OpenStreetMap and available offline. Our hopes are that these community-driven, open-source maps can be made for neighborhoods across the city and beyond.

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Resiliency Maps project

Know your surroundings
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Fires. Floods. Earthquakes. Heatwaves. Hurricanes. Landslides.

Resilience has never been more important — or more urgent. The ability to adapt, act and spring back is essential. Knowing your neighborhood before an emergency hits can help save lives as well as reduce injuries and property damage.

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We aim to establish a virtuous circle. Reacting quickly and calmly is vital. When official resources may be stretched, resiliency maps enable individuals and communities to evaluate needs and cooperate quickly.

A Resiliency Map stores information about assets, resources and hazards within a given geographical area. They can be printed and housed offline -a crucial advantage when electricity and connectivity may down or disrupted for days. During the first few hours or days following an event, essential services are likely to be unavailable and people should expect to act on their own. These maps provide critical information to people during an emergency response, turning awareness into action.

Some of the useful features highlighted on a Resiliency Map may include fire hydrants, cisterns, shelters, construction sites and chemical hazard warnings posted outside gas stations, car repair shops and the like. Following an event, these maps can also be used to track damage.

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This project aims to put local maps detailing potential hazards as well shelter zones in the hands of residents anywhere, starting with San Francisco. The maps are made with OpenStreetMap and available offline. Our hopes are that these community-driven, open-source maps can be made for neighborhoods across the city and beyond.

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