For the better part of a year, a select group of volunteers from the Emergency Services Sector (ESS) and GIS communities have been hard at work on developing an implementation guide that can be used to help interested individuals and communities take steps to incorporate U.S. National Grid (USNG) referencing in their operations. A webinar that explains this ongoing effort and expands upon information in the guide will be hosted by the National Alliance of Public Safety GIS on July 18. The intent of the guide is as follows:
The guide is not a technical tool, rather it's intended to serve as a launching point for any agency that wants to understand the basics and benefits of USNG. The guide was developed by practitioners who are currently using USNG, so it reflects many years' experience in deploying this important tool.
Here are the event details:
- Date: Thursday, July 18, 2013
- Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT (11:30 PM-12:30 PM Central)
- Cost: Free - but space is limited, so register early
- More details: Click here
- Add to Calendar: Click here
(Login details will be provided at a later date)
Comment: One of the individuals who has been extensively involved in the drafting of this document is Randy Knippel, GIS Manager of Dakota County, Minnesota, and long time advocate of leveraging GIS to facilitate disaster response. Great job - Randy! Looking forward to the presentation.
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