Reliability of data
Resources made available through applications are either submitted by general public users for publication consideration or have been added by the administrative Data Team which conducts mapping activities throughout the U.S. See Data Sources to learn more.
In an on-going effort to verify resource data, we reference a number of public data sources and work to create formal partnerships with a variety of institutions and organizations within the field. Data partners represent leading authorities in the field who collaborate to manage specific data sets made available in the application. In some case, this involves directly importing data that the partner has certified. In other cases, this involves having partners review specific resources that are submitted for publication by the general public.
In general, resource pages that have full descriptions and complete contact information reflect resources that has been reviewed by the a Data Team member. This is a good indication that the resource has been initially reviewed and may be helpful to you in terms of care and support.