Leveraging VoyagerODN During Catastrophic Events

By Brian Goldin, Voyager Search CEO

Sep 8, 2017

This summer we launched our most ambitious product yet, VoyagerODN. We developed VoyagerODN to provide a robust resource for anyone looking for publicly available geospatial information. Due to the devastation recently caused by hurricane disasters, we want to be sure  people can readily and easily access geospatial information that might help them in their recovery from, and preparation for, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Katia, and Jose.

As of right now, VoyagerODN contains geospatial data related to active, recent, and past hurricanes, including forecasts, trackers, storm surge planning zones, and shelter locations. Some examples of VoyagerODN’s existing hurricane-related content include:

  • Hurricane Tracking. A hurricane tracking application featuring feeds from ESRI and the the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
  • AllHurricanes. This service was developed as part of NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management's Historical Hurricanes Tool, but contains data and information from a variety of data sources.
  • Hurricanes Active. Provides information on where the storm has been, where it’s going, where it’s currently located, and the category as defined by wind speed. This data is provided by NOAA National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JWTC).

Our team is diligently working to index as much data as possible on Hurricanes Irma, Katia, and Jose within the next few days. If there is content that you feel would benefit others, please let us know and we’ll be sure to add it to our index. You can send requests directly to odn@voyagersearch.com. In the meantime, we hope everyone stays safe out there.

- Brian

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