Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Webinar: Discovering GIS Information that Supports Public Safety

"The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation and the National States Geographic Information Council, with support from the US Department of Homeland Security, are co-hosting a webcast training to provide  public safety and emergency services personnel and GIS & IT professionals with training on how to use the GIS Inventory to advance the use of geospatial information in daily public safety operations."

To learn more and sign up for the event, go here

Comment: As we recently discovered with the shut down of government in Minnesota, knowing how and where to look for data outside "normal" channels can be important.  The GIS Inventory is an ongoing effort to catalog available data sources for the nation in one place - as such it could become a very important tool for the emergency services sector in the years going forward.  Additionally, individuals interested in using this type of approach should be aware of a similar effort developed by the Naval Research Lab Stennis Spaceport Center's Digital Mapping, Charting and Geodesy Analysis Program (DMAP) team in the 2005-2006 time frame.  Go here, to learn more.     

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