CHARM contains a wide variety data for your community

Using local data in the mapping exercise can support meaningful dialogue like values and visions for the future at each table. With an extension called CommunityViz, CHARM can overlap these reference data to calculate scenario impacts in real-time. 

 

 
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Places

High detail map of municipalities and census designated places. Data downloaded from the US Census Bureau in 2013.

Counties

High detail map of all counties in US. Data downloaded from the US Census Bureau in 2013.

Critical Facilities

HAZUS essential facilities such as schools, police stations or hospitals. Data downloaded from FEMA HAZUS in 2014

 
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HURRICANE TRACK

Historical record of tracks for hurricanes. Data downloaded from NOAA in 2015.

ROADS AND RAILS

National dataset of public roads, highways and rails. Data downloaded from the US Census Bureau in 2015.

CHARM 

The CHARM grid is a regular pattern of cells that records information about your scenario. Data developed by TCWP.

 
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POPULATION PER GRID

Shows estimated population in each CHARM grid cell. Data developed by TCWP in 2013.

ELEVATION

Derived from USGS Digital Elevation Model. Data downloaded from USGS in 2013.

BASE FLOOD ELEVATION

Shows elevation of flood at defined sections of rivers and streams. Data downloaded from FEMA in 2016.

 
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FLOODWAY

Shows floodway, which means the main channel of the river. Data downloaded from FEMA in 2016.

FLOOD ZONE

Shows 100-year, 500-year and other flood risk zones. Data downloaded from FEMA in 2016.

FLOOD INSURANCE MAP 

Risk MAP Flood Risk Products, including Change of Special Flood Hazard Area, Flood Zone - Old & New. Data downloaded from FEMA in 2016.

 
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FLOOD DEPTH AND ANALYSIS GRID

A high detail map showing Water Depth of 1% and 2% Annual Chance of Flooding, % Annual Chance of Flooding, % 30yrs Chance of Flooding. Data downloaded from FEMA in 2016.

HABITAT

Shapefile of ecologically significant areas in the Houston-Galveston region only. Shapes depict area of coastal prairies and woodlands. Data developed by TCWP in 2014.

PARCEL

Maping showing property lines and information. Data derived from local appraisal districts.

 
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LAND COVER (CCAP) 

Land cover classification, including Open Water, Land Development Intensity, Undeveloped, Woods, Wetlands. Data downloaded from NOAA in 2013.

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SOIL 

Map of soil characteristics and drainage. Data downloaded from USDA in 2013.

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catchments 

Catchments refer to micro watersheds at the community level. Data downloaded from EPA in 2013.

 
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SUBWATERSHEDS   

County level watersheds, also called HUC 12. Data downloaded from USGS in 2013.

SURGE IMPACT TO CRITICAL FACILITIES 

Shows storm surge impacts to critical facilities. Data derived from FEMA.

SURGE AND SLR 

Storm surge for category 1-5 hurricanes. Data derived from National Weather Service.

 
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SLOSH

Sea, Lake, and Overland Surges from Hurricanes. Data downloaded from National Weather Service.