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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.
 

FieldValue
Product Type
Tool
Data
Focus Area
Climate Resilient Development
Scope / Extension
Regional
National
Sub-national, Project, & Local/Community level
Sector
Methodological Steps
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
All
Languages
English
License
other-open
Current Version
BenMAP-CE v1.0.8 (Community Edition) April 2014
File Size (for download)
488 Mb
Contact Name
Neal Fann
Contact Email
benmap@epa.gov
Identifier
3ef80352-21b1-470a-840c-ed0387110d11
e-Learning available
e-Learning available
Facilitated Learning Avalable
Facilitated Learning Avalable