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The idea is to create a website that informs the public
of available disaster shelters. Hopefully, this will
benefit those who are left temporarily or permanently
homeless in the aftermath of a disaster.


  • Website allows users and shelter administrators to register
  • Users can log on and view shelter information
  • Shelter administrators can log on and edit their shelter's information (address, capacity, current enrollment)
  • Users can find closest shelter to their home address (Google Maps Implementation)
  • Website will send alerts to registered users during emergencies
  • Users can register for volunteer work
  • Volunteer work can include surveying people staying in shelters (satisfaction, food quality, sleeping environment, etc.)
  • Volunteer survey information can then be displayed to public via website
  • Users can donate on website

Mind Map Link:


  • Website should allow creation of accounts (User and Shelter)
  • Users should be able to log on and view available shelters
  • Shelter Administrators should be able to log on and post information about their shelter (Address, Capacity, Current Enrollment)
  • Google Maps should be integrated to show available shelters relative to user's home address
  • Users should be able to register for volunteer work on website

User Cases

  • Example of a public user:
  1. Users creates an account and logs on to website
  2. User can now view available disaster shelters
  3. User can also view information about shelters (address, capacity, current enrollment)
  4. User can use Google Maps tool to enter their home address and fine closest shelters to them
  5. Google Maps can also provide driving directions for the user
  6. User can choose to register for volunteer work
  7. User can choose to donate on website

  • Example of a Shelter Administrator (Owner, Operator, etc.):
  1. Admin creates an account and logs on to website
  2. Admin can edit information about their shelter (address, capacity, current enrollment)
  3. Admin can post announcements about their shelter to the public




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