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Report: DHS to Open Up Geodata on Critical US Facilities

mapThe Department of Homeland Security plans to give the public access to an online repository of location data about government facilities, power plants, mining sites, school buildings and other critical infrastructure assets in the U.S., Fedscoop reported Friday.

Grayson Ullman writes the DHS will open up 250 geospatial datasets catalogued by the Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data working group in an effort to help organizations and citizens prepare for attacks.

The geodata will be available for download via the HIFLD Open Data website, Ullman reports.

DHS and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency have produced more than 500 datasets under the HIFLD program with Esri‘s cloud-based mapping technology ArcGIS, the report said.

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