Depiction Free Reader
The Depiction Reader opens up whole new interactive worlds--investigate disaster scenarios, explore diverse datasets visually, keep or distribute disaster plans that will be acessible even offline, and more.


Use Depiction or the the Free Reader to explore any of the following depictions...
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant
Explore the area around the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, in the days following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Includes data from the USGS, NGA, Department of Energy and many other sources. Watch the video to learn more about how it was put together.
Fourmile Canyon Fire Operations
This depiction was used by non-profit response organizations to track the situation during the Fourmile Canyon Fire in September 2010, one of the most destructive fires in Colorado history (produced by Russell Deffner, Mile High Red Cross GIS Specialist).
Honolulu Tsunami Simulations
This depiction shows a simulation of the potential flood inundation areas in the event of 6-foot, 9-foot or 12-foot tsunami waves in Honolulu, Hawaii, and includes schools, hospitals and evacuation zones.
Afghanistan IED Scenario
What are the vantage points from which the safehouses in Kandahar can be seen? What's the shortest alternate route if the road to the airport is hit with an IED? Explore those questions in this fictional Kandahar scenario.
Historical Yellowstone Maps
Examine the last century and more of cartography by viewing this collection of maps of Yellowstone National Park, ranging from 1878 to the present day.
Mount Rainier Hike
This depiction combines panoramic photographs, a GPS-generated track, a USGS topographic map, aerial imagery from the USDA and raw elevation data into a rich, unique recounting of a hike along the Wonderland Trail in Mount Rainier National Park.
NE Ohio Tour de Cure
Summit County ARES Assistant Emergency Coordinator Dennis Conklin, AI8P, created this depiction to maintain situational awareness during the Northeast Ohio Tour de Cure a fundraiser that included nearly 500 riders on five courses simultaneously. Conklin was responsible for 45 amateur radio stations coordinating communications.
January 2010 Earthquake in Haiti
In January 2010, a major earthquake devastated the country of Haiti. View this depiction, built with Depiction's Preparedness Add-on and data provided by the USGS, to see the epicenter, its aftershocks, intensity and more.
The Edge of Disaster
Stephen Flynn's The Edge of Disaster has been a significant influence on Depiction's development. This sample depicts a scenario outlined in the book's introduction: a terrorist attack in Philadelphia has unleashed a poison cloud, moving across the city...
Jacksonville Storm Surge
View this Depiction to see the potential impacts of five-foot and ten-foot storm surges on the Jacksonville area. What communities would be underwater? What communities would be islands? Who would stay high and (relatively) dry?
ARES Disaster Depiction
This depiction is used by emergency management groups in Snohomish County, Washington, including the Red Cross, ARES, RACES and others to coordinate regional disaster events, drills and exercises. It depicts both real and simulated disasters and hazards, plus resources such as volunteers, shelters and more.


Topo Tiler Add-on

This add-on will add the Topographical background map tiler back to Depiction.
Topo Tiler Add-on 180k


Depiction User Manual

NEW! Version 1.4.2
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Depiction-Ready Data

Depiction can bring in many types of data--these collections of high-resolution elevation data, polygon files and points of interest, are just a few examples.
Manhattan, NY - 14.5 mb
Chicago, IL - 9.4 mb
New Orleans, LA - 13.8 mb
Seattle, WA - 12.5 mb

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