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Open-source HAZUS software

HAZUS-MH, a multi-hazard risk assessment software tool from FEMA, should be open-sourced. Improvements in usability, GIS integration, reports, and in some cases scientific modeling can be achieved by opening the source code while still maintaining an authoritative version for grant-funded programs like HMGP.


(See an academic editorial regarding Open HAZUS at



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Idea No. 147