Saturday, October 1, 2011

United Nations Humanitarian Response GIS

The latest issue of the online Directions Magazine has run an interesting piece on GIS use by the United Nations for humanitarian response.  Here’s the byline:

“Managing information during a humanitarian emergency is a crucial part of any relief operation. Geospatial information is central to the United Nations’ efforts, from early warning to emergency preparedness to emergency response. Craig Williams and John Marinos, both with the UN OCHA Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, describe the people and resources needed to manage in a crisis.”

Go here to read more.

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