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.
This ArcGIS Solution can be deployed in your ArcGIS organization.
See Deploy an ArcGIS Solution for more information.
The Damage Assessment solution requires the following:
- ArcGIS Online
- ArcGIS Survey123
- ArcGIS Survey123 Connect
- ArcGIS QuickCapture
Damage Assessment includes the following information products:
|Item||Description||Minimum User Type|
An ArcGIS Hub Basic site used by emergency management agencies to share damage assessment information with internal stakeholders and the public
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
Public Damage Report
An ArcGIS Survey123 form used by the public to report damages to residence or businesses.
Damage Assessment Operations
An ArcGIS Experience Builder app used by emergency management staff to manage, monitor and administer damage assessments
Windshield Damage Report
An ArcGIS QuickCapture project used by public safety or trained volunteers to rapidly capture damage reports
Individual Assistance Survey
An ArcGIS Survey123 form used by field inspectors with the Survey123 app to conduct initial damage assessments for private properties
Public Assistance Survey
An ArcGIS Survey123 form used by field inspectors with the Survey123 app to conduct initial damage assessments for public-owned facilities
Individual Assistance Express Survey
An ArcGIS Survey123 form used by field inspectors with the Survey123 app to assess damage that has impacted many structures, with varying damage levels, in one location (i.e. neighborhood, apartment building, mobile home park, etc.)
Archive Damage Assessment
An ArcGIS Notebook used by GIS professionals to archive damage assessment reports after an incident
Damage Assessment Photo Extraction
An ArcGIS Notebook used by GIS professionals to extract every photo collected during the initial damage assessment
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.
Try it Live
Test drive the key capabilities provided in this ArcGIS Solution with sample data provided by Esri.
Learn more about the workflows supported in the Use Damage Assessment topic.
The following are the release notes: