Designed for use by emergency responders, especially when the internet is unavailable, RadMap is an interactive desktop tool featuring a nationwide geographic information systemsgeographic information systemsA system for linking information to a particular geographical location. A Geographic Information System (GIS) allows users to manipulate and analyze specific provided data. (GIS) map of long-term radiation monitoring locations across the United States with access to key information about the monitor and the area surrounding it.
In the event of the radiation release RadMap can help emergency responders collect information, develop assessments, and determine the placement of deployable monitors. Desktop access could be critical should other systems fail in an emergency. RadMap helps EPA in its Homeland Security responsibilities and it was recommended by the Conference of Radiation Program Directors and EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB).
RadMap provides easy access to:
- Monitor locations.
- Points of contact for specific monitoring systems.
- What data is being collected and how often.
- Real-time and long-term data, where available online.
- Geographic features such as nearby roads and bodies of water.
- Mileage of locations from other points on the map.
Users can highlight an area to identify key information about the monitor and to characterize the monitor location.
View the RadMap fact sheet to learn more about RadMap use and capabilities.
EPA RadMap Request Form
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