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OpenFEMA Dataset: OpenFEMA Data Sets - v1

Version: 1
Last Data Refresh: 09-17-2020
Entity Name DataSets
API Endpoint https://www.fema.gov/api/open/v1/OpenFemaDataSets
Update Frequency irregular
Program URL https://www.fema.gov/about/reports-and-data/openfema
Category Miscellaneous
Keywords metadata, data dictionary, open, data, fema, datasets, opengov, grant data, disasters, api

Description

Metadata for the OpenFEMA API data sets. It contains attributes regarding the published datasets including but not limited to update frequency, description, version, and deprecation status.

If you have media inquiries about this dataset please email the FEMA News Desk FEMA-News-Desk@dhs.gov or call (202) 646-3272. For inquiries about FEMA's data and Open government program please contact the OpenFEMA team via email OpenFEMA@fema.dhs.gov.

Full Data

Format Address Record Count Approximate File Size
csv Link to csv 35 tiny (< 10MB)
json Link to json 35 tiny (< 10MB)
jsona Link to jsona 35 tiny (< 10MB)

Data Fields

Name Title Type Description Is Searchable
identifier Identifier
string
Unique, textual identifier for a dataset. no
name Name
string
Name of the dataset. yes
title Title
string
Human-readable, verbose name of the dataset. yes
description Description
string
Dataset description. Detailed enough to enable a user to quickly understand whether the asset is of interest. no
accessURL Distribution Access URL
string
Distribution object. The URL to directly access a file containing the full dataset in the format specified by the format attribute. yes
format Distribution Format
string
Distribution object. Description of the file format of the dataset. yes
datasetSize Distribution File Size Estimate
string
The approximate size of the full file. This value should only be used as a rough guide for download purposes; it should not be used to verify download integrity. Acceptable values are: tiny (< 10MB), small (10MB ' 50MB), medium (50MB ' 500MB), large (500MB ' 10GB), x-large (> 10GB) yes
_id Distribution Object ID
string
Distribution object identifier. yes
webService Web Service
string
Endpoint of web service to access dataset. The URL for an indirect means of accessing the dataset through the API. yes
dataDictionary Data Dictionary
string
URL to the data dictionary for the dataset or API. Note that documentation other than a data dictionary may be referenced in the Related Documents element. yes
keyword Tags
string
Tags (or keywords) help users discover the dataset. yes
modified Modified
date
Indicates the most recent date on which the API endpoint or file format was changed, updated, or modified. This date has no bearing on the refresh cycle of the data. ISO 8601 date format. yes
publisher Publisher
string
The publishing entity and optionally their parent organization(s). yes
contactPoint Contact POC
string
Contact person's name for the asset. yes
mbox POC Email Address
string
Contact person's email address. yes
accessLevel Public Access Level
string
The degree to which this dataset could be made publicly-available, regardless of whether it has been made available. Values: public (data asset is or could be made publicly available to all without restrictions), restricted public (data asset is available under certain use restrictions), or non-public (data asset is not available to members of the public). yes
landingPage Program Home Page
string
Alternative landing page URL used to redirect user to a contextual, Agency-hosted 'homepage' for the dataset or API. yes
temporal Date Range
string
The range of temporal applicability of a dataset (i.e., a start and end date of applicability for the data). ISO 8601 date interval format. yes
api API
boolean
True indicates the dataset part of the OpenFEMA API. no
version Version
number
Major version number of the dataset API endpoint. Version number does not change when additional fields are added to an existing dataset. Data type changes and field deletions will necessitate a version number change. yes
bureauCode Bureau Code
string
FEMA's government defined bureau code. yes
programCode Program Code
string
OpenFEMA's program code. yes
accessLevelComment Access Level Comment
string
NOT CURRENTLY IN USE. Includes information regarding access or restrictions based on privacy, security, or other policies. This should also serve as an explanation for the selected 'accessLevel' including instructions for how to access a restricted file, if applicable, or explanation for why a 'non-public' or 'restricted public' data asset is not 'public,' if applicable. yes
license License
string
NOT CURRENTLY IN USE. The license or non-license (i.e. Public Domain) status with which the dataset or API has been published. URL to the license. yes
spatial Spatial
string
NOT CURRENTLY IN USE. The range of spatial applicability of a dataset. Could include a spatial region like a bounding box or a named place. yes
theme Category
string
Main thematic category of the dataset. yes
dataQuality Data Quality
boolean
Whether the dataset meets the agency's Information Quality Guidelines (true/false). yes
accrualPeriodicity Update Frequency
string
Update frequency expressed using the ISO 8601 Repeating Duration (R/PnYnMnWnDTnHnMnS syntax) standard to provide an unambiguous and well-defined method of representing time duration. Datasets having no set refresh interval will contain the value 'irregular'. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601#Durations for details. yes
language Language
string
The language of the dataset. yes
primaryITInvestmentUII Primary IT Investment UII
string
NOT CURRENTLY IN USE. For linking a dataset with an IT Unique Investment Identifier (UII). yes
references Related Documents
string
Additional references. Array of URL strings. yes
issued Release Date
date
Date of initial dataset formal issuance or posting. ISO 8601 Date. yes
systemOfRecords System of Records
string
NOT CURRENTLY IN USE. If the system is designated as a system of records under the Privacy Act of 1974, this is the URL to the System of Records Notice related to this dataset. yes
recordCount Record Count
number
Count of the number of records within the dataset. Note, this should not be used to verify download integrity. yes
depDate Deprecation Date
date
Date when the API endpoint providing this dataset will no longer be accessible. ISO 8601 format. yes
depApiMessage Deprecation API Message
string
Deprecation message that appears in the metadata section of the returned data set. yes
depWebMessage Deprecation Web Message
string
Deprecation details that are displayed on the OpenFEMA webpage. yes
depNewURL Deprecation New URL
string
URL to the new API endpoint for this data set. yes
hash Hash
string
MD5 hash of fields and values of the record. no
lastRefresh Last Refresh
date
Last date the dataset was updated in the data store. ISO 8601 date format. yes
id ID
string
Unique numerical record id. yes

See Also

Access the metadata API calls for additional information:

Last updated September 17, 2020