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The Polis Center Assists the South Carolina Division of Emergency Management

Since January 2017 Polis has been engaged in the development of a Multihazard Mitigation Platform (MHMP) for the South Carolina Division of Emergency Management (SCDEM).  This product is expected to be completed and delivered in July.  The MHMP represents a major advancement for South Carolina hazard mitigation.  It integrates and makes accessible mitigation products across jurisdictions through three custom built apps, each of which have multiple features.  The Data Explorer supports visualization and download of hazards and related information.  The Mitigation Tracker supports an exchange of information about mitigation projects, strategies and plans between the SCDEM and each jurisdiction.  The Mitigation Dashboard provides access to a variety of topic specific products such as maps, charts, reports, etc. A key aspect of the MHMP was that it was developed using open source technology. Kevin Mickey, Director of Professional Development and Geospatial Technology Education of The Polis Center, has been leading the effort on the various projects.

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