In recent months, some of the most popular posts on this blog have been those featuring Power Point presentations which discuss geospatial and related technologies supporting the Emergency Services Sector (ESS). Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), over the past six months these presentations have been augmented by a series of webinars. Now available at the FirstResponder.gov website, links to the event recordings are posted below:
- Maximizing Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) Tools and Features (March 27, 2013)
- Accessing and Monitoring Weather Data to Aid Decision-Making during Hazardous Events (February 5, 2013)
- Innovating with Social Media to Advance Homeland Security (December 20, 2012)
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Special Events Management—A Case Study from the Democratic National Convention (November 12, 2012)
Comment: All the above webinars are available using the "Join Our Capacity Building Webinars!" button on upper right side bar of the FirstResponder.gov website home page. In the coming weeks, also look there for an event recorded on May 16, 2013: Tools and Technologies Supporting Hurricane Operations. Focused on GIS situational awareness tools, this presentation was given by Chris Penney (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) presenting on Hurrevac, Shane Hubbard (University of Iowa) presenting on HAZUS, and Richard Butgereit (Florida Division of Emergency Management). Sweet!