The software development team at EPA redesigned BenMAP from the ground-up as an open source and community-owned tool, using a modern software language (C#) and geographic information system (DotSpatial). The program will be familiar to BenMAP v4.0 users, while at the same time making operations more intuitive and streamlined.
BenMAP is a Windows-based computer program that uses a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based to estimate the health impacts and economic benefits occurring when populations experience changes in air quality. BenMAP is powerful enough to perform a comprehensive benefits analysis but simple enough for non-technical users to estimate benefits after a short tutorial. Analysts have relied upon BenMAP to estimate the health impacts from air quality changes at the city and regional scale, both within and beyond the U.S. BenMAP includes nearly all of the information users would need to start performing a benefits analysis; advanced and non-U.S. analyses can customize the program to address their policy question. Because BenMAP is based on a GIS, the results can be mapped for ease of presentation.
Climate Resilient Development
|Scope / Extension|
Sub-national, Project, & Local/Community level
|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location|
BenMAP-CE v1.0.8 (Community Edition) April 2014
|File Size (for download)|
|Facilitated Learning Avalable|
Facilitated Learning Avalable