Introduction to Damage Assessment

Damage Assessment can be used to conduct initial damage assessments after a natural disaster or catastrophic incident.

Initial damage assessments are used by local officials to understand the severity and magnitude of damage to public and private property after an incident. In some cases, they may also contribute to a Joint Preliminary Damage Assessment conducted by Federal, State and Local officials after a disaster declaration. Information collected during these assessments is analyzed to determine if the incident-related costs and damages qualify for any State and/or Federal assistance. Any delays in the assessments could make an organization ineligible for State or Federal assistance. Damage Assessment is typically implemented by emergency management agencies that want to quickly understand the impact of a natural disaster, or catastrophic incident, and immediately assign resources to appropriate response and recovery activities.

The Damage Assessment solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you collect damage reports, assign initial damage assessments, monitor the impact of a disaster on the community, brief internal stakeholders, and share information with the public.

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This ArcGIS Solution can be deployed in your ArcGIS organization.

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See Deploy an ArcGIS Solution for more information.

Requirements

The Damage Assessment solution requires the following:

  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Survey123
  • ArcGIS Survey123 Connect
  • ArcGIS QuickCapture

Information products

Damage Assessment includes the following information products:

ItemDescriptionMinimum User Type

Damage Assessment Hub Site

An ArcGIS Hub Basic site used by emergency management agencies to share damage assessment information with internal stakeholders and the public

Not required

Damage Assessment Photo Viewer

An Attachment Viewer app use by emergency management staff and the public to view photos from windshield reports of damaged property

Not required

Damage Assessment Operations

An ArcGIS Experience Builder app used by emergency management staff to manage, monitor and administer damage assessments

Editor

Windshield Damage Report

An ArcGIS QuickCapture project used by public safety or trained volunteers to rapidly capture damage reports

Field Worker

Individual Assistance Survey

An ArcGIS Survey123 form used by field inspectors to conduct initial damage assessments for private properties

Field Worker

Public Assistance Survey

An ArcGIS Survey123 form used by field inspectors to conduct initial damage assessments for public-owned facilities

Field Worker

Individual Assistance Express Survey

An ArcGIS Survey123 form used by field inspectors to assess damage that has impacted many structures, with varying damage levels, in one location (i.e. neighborhood, apartment building, mobile home park, etc.)

Field Worker

Archive Damage Assessment

An ArcGIS Notebook used by GIS professionals to archive damage assessment reports after an incident

Editor

Damage Assessment Photo Extraction

An ArcGIS Notebook used by GIS professionals to extract every photo collected during the initial damage assessment

Editor

When you deploy this solution in your ArcGIS organization, you also get an ArcGIS Solution item that organizes the key information products and summarizes all the ArcGIS items (applications, forms, projects, maps, feature layers, feature layer views, and so on) included with the solution. The ArcGIS Solution item also illustrates any dependencies items have on each other.

Release notes

The following are the release notes:

VersionDescription

2.0

  • A new Damage Assessment hub site that can be used to share damage assessment information with internal stakeholders and the public.
  • A new app that can be used by the public to view photos of property damage.
  • A new app that can be used by internal stakeholders to manage, monitor and administer damage assessments.
  • A new survey form that can be used to collect public damage reports.
  • A series of new survey forms that can be used to conduct Individual Assistance and Public Assistance assessments.
  • A new ArcGIS QuickCapture project that can be used to collect Windshield Damage Reports.
  • A series of new tools that can be used to collaborate with other agencies, share reports, export photos and archive data.
  • A series of new damage assessment layers and related feature layer views.

1.0

  • First release of¬†Damage Assessment.