Every wildfire survivor needs easy access to resources—with recovery tracking through solid metrics—in a user-friendly interface. It is a huge roadblock to effective recovery and community resilience in the wake of any natural disaster, especially during Covid. Remake Talent is already hard at work developing a visual, map-based portal of resources and information that provides an intuitive way to navigate recovery on an individual and community level. We call this tool the Almeda Fire Recovery Dashboard.
How Does the Recovery Dashboard Work?
The Dashboard uses multiple web-based technologies to target resources to specific neighborhood types. What’s happening in your neighborhood? Community members will be able to click on their Recovery Zone in the map to understand the unique situation of that particular neighborhood, and then find resources catered to the specific community type (residential, business, or agricultural land). For example, you will be able to navigate to your neighborhood to find demographic and economic information, housing stock presents, the number of units and types of structures damaged – and a list of resources specific to you!
Rooted in the science of geography, the Recovery Dashboard uses geographic information system (GIS) technology to organize layers of information into visualizations using maps, public data, and community surveys. With this unique capability, GIS reveals deeper insights into data—such as patterns, relationships, and situations—helping multiple stakeholders make smarter decisions.
It is a goal of Remake Talent to generate community-based data using ESRI applications to survey the fire-affected community and visualize the post-fire recovery and redevelopment of a community over time. By integrating citizen-generated data through Social Pinpoint and Community Profiles with our Zone Captains program, we can dive even further down—neighborhood by neighborhood—to identify resource and funding gaps that will inform a more holistic recovery pipeline.
Stay tuned for the full rollout of the Recovery Dashboard in the months to come!
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