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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2.5 ACRE GRID

Users interact with the CHARM grid layer that summarizes 24 land-based characteristics and over 40 scenario- based attributes.

20+MAPPING LAYERS

CHARM looks up to mapping layers from federal, state, and regional agencies to inform impacts.

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24 PAINTS

Users build scenarios using a paint of over two dozen development styles representing a range of land development patterns and uses.

50+ CHARTS

Scenario outputs are updated live using over 50 charts and graphs to illustrate changes.

10+ Assumptions

CHARM has the ability to modify certain assumptions about housing, the environment, and costs.

200 INDICATORS

CHARM tracks over 200 scenario-based indicators about changes and impacts in a community, from habitats to resource use to critical facilities.