Sunday, October 28, 2012

Special Sunday/Monday Edition: Hurricane Sandy Geospatial Resources

With the impending landfall of Hurricane Sandy, EPC Updates companion website "Available GIS for Disasters" has been updated.  On that site, East Coast residents, responders, planners and businesses who need Sandy related information will find a page devoted to event viewers, maps, and data. Additions or corrections to those links can be sent to:  

In addition to the Hurricane Sandy site link below, find also links to two articles on smartphone apps that may be of value:   

Hurricane Sandy: Seven Apps to See You Through (Washington Post, October 26, 2012)

Track Hurricanes With One of These Smartphone Apps (The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 24, 2012)

Comment: The Hurricane Pop Quiz is back, this time for real.  And just like being ready for a quiz that pops up out of nowhere - being ready for a disaster means having maps and data collection systems ready to go before things turn ugly.

Lead photoUniversity of Wisconsin's Space Science and Engineering Center

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