Have you visited Recovery.gov recently? If so you may have noticed a dynamic map that shows where American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds have been awarded as well as recipient information. ESRI is reminding us that they are the company behind the map! Some details on the app… Smartronix, the professional solutions provider heading up the redesign, uses ESRI’s ArcGIS Server to manage recovery data from federal agencies and display it on the map. ArcGIS Online services provide the basemap, and the ArcGIS API for Flex delivers easy navigation. In just a few clicks, visitors can see where stimulus funds have been invested in neighborhoods across the nation. Selecting a point on the map reveals information about each award such as amount, description, and award number.
In order to create full transparency, Recovery.gov pulls data from multiple federal government sources to display on the maps, in charts, and graphs. All of the data on the website to date has been reported by the federal agencies. During October, recovery fund recipients will begin reporting their use of funds to the government and details will be available in the interactive Recovery.gov map. See more in this ESRI PR or check out the map for yourself