WHAT IS CHARM?
CHARM is the Community Health And Resource Management mapping application. It gives local officials, stakeholders, and citizens the power to map and analyze growth with real-time feedback. When used with the weTable, it forms a powerful planning tool for engaging the public and gathering their values about the community’s future. The mapping application is supported with a library of mapping data about urbanization, storm surges, conservation, public facilities, and coastal resources. The CHARM application can leverage local community knowledge for better long-term planning, and is an ideal tool for communities, watersheds, and environmental projects along the US Gulf Coast.
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Users interact with the CHARM grid layer that summarizes 24 land-based characteristics and over 40 scenario- based attributes.
CHARM looks up to mapping layers from federal, state, and regional agencies to inform impacts.
Users build scenarios using a paint of over two dozen development styles representing a range of land development patterns and uses.
Scenario outputs are updated live using over 50 charts and graphs to illustrate changes.
CHARM has the ability to modify certain assumptions about housing, the environment, and costs.
CHARM tracks over 200 scenario-based indicators about changes and impacts in a community, from habitats to resource use to critical facilities.