Monday, April 1, 2013

NAPSG Online Training Session: DHS Geospatial Infrastructure and FGDC Geospatial Platform

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation (NAPSG), will be offering an online training session on: DHS Geospatial Infrastructure (GII) and FGDC Geospatial Platform, next Wednesday, April 10, at 2 PM EDT. The training highlights will include discussions on current capabilities, future roadmap, and data interoperability. As with all NAPSG events, this training is offered at no cost to public safety officials. Here are the bulleted details:

  • Webinar Title: DHS Geospatial Infrastructure and FGDC Geospatial Platform
  • Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (1:00 PM-2:00 PM Central)
  • Cost: Free - but space is limited, so register early
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(Login details are provided during registration)

Comment: As anyone knows who has read this blog for more than a month or so, I have lots of issues with the DHS/HIFLD/HSIP top-down approach of data collection run by contractors (i.e., see: DHS Geospatial Update PPT, this blog).  That being said, there is real value in a federated approach that helps define national geospatial needs and sets in motion a process - even if it is one that still needs major torquing. Consequently, I would strongly encourage you to attend this webinar if you are able to do so. There are lots of good people involved, and they have brought the Federal suite of geospatial products supporting the Emergency Services Sector a LONG way from where things started.

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