Multihazard Mapping Initiative, Phase 1

This pilot project, sponsored by the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), established a limited operational framework of interoperable services to illustrate the advantages of using products with OGC interfaces to access, fuse and visualize critical spatial information from multiple sources in support of FEMA multi-hazard mitigation, response and recovery functions. FEMA created their operational Hazardmaps.gov service using the lessons learned through the MMI initiative. Hazardmaps.gov, in turn has provided the model for further updates to the FEMA hazard data production environment.