Tuesday, September 17, 2013

GIS SOG for Coastal Oil Spills

The folks over at the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) are back at it with another important online training event. This time it is GIS, oil, and America's coast line that will be getting attention.  Point of focus: the power of GIS for mitigating damage caused by that thick black gooey stuff if it should end up in the water near you. This event is also sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Geospatial Management Office and will use the lessons learned in the soon to be released Standard Operating Guidance (SOG) document for implementing GIS for Coastal Oil Spills to guide the discussion. Details below:

Here are the event details:
  • Date: Monday, September 23, 2013
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (1:00 PM-2:00 PM Central)
  • Cost: Free - however, only a few spots remain, so act quick if you would like to attend
  • More detailsClick here
  • To Add to CalendarClick here

Use link below to sign up for the event:

(Login details are provided during registration)

Comment: Good stuff! NAPSG has been doing an outstanding job keeping meaningful lectures about GIS and the Emergency Services Sector in the queue. Keep'm coming!

1 comment:

  1. This was provided to DHS-GMO. Not sure if DHS pays any attention to components like FEMA...:
    Special Report:Fire Departments and Maritime Interface Area Preparedness
    Appendix B
    This appendix emphasizes established doctrine in the use of earth referenced coordinates and position reference procedures in support of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). It provides for a consistent application and use of earth referenced coordinates in the NIMS that can supplement street addressing systems. In some cases, earth referenced coordinates may be the only standard means of referencing locations. The central tenet of this procedure is to provide a framework for interoperability and systems compatibility across jurisdictional and organization boundaries, while maintaining a balance between flexibility and standardization.
    The USNG provides a nationally consistent standards-based language of location to improve coordination of ground, air-to-ground, and maritime operations involving private citizens, local communities, civil responder agencies, and national assets. It is easily obtainable across the spectrum of paper maps, digital maps, and GPS. A copy of the USNG standard, and additional information on it as well as training materials, are available at www.fgdc.gov/usng.
    The National Search and Rescue Committee’s (NSARC) Goereferencing Matrix (which follows), establishes interagency guidance for all responders during land based and Maritime interface operations....