These demonstrations illustrate the use of GIS in emergency management.
Assessing Disaster Impacts
Community Analyst can be used to determine the population and business impacts of a natural disaster. The tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, is used as an example.
Life Saving Maps
Life Saving Maps tells the story of a small, dedicated group of professional rescuers with the vision and initiative to develop an improved method of search and rescue.
Shows how the emergency management agency uses this viewer to maintain situational awareness.
Response personnel need to know where resources are located. This video shows the powerful data management for effective response planning and how to turn raw data into actionable information.
Planning and Analysis
Shows how a planning officer can update a comprehensive mitigation plan and assess the vulnerability of nursing homes.
Shows how the GIS situational awareness viewer is used to coordinate and monitor the progress of the assessment teams in the field.
Shows the viewer that is used by the duty officer on a daily basis to maintain situational awareness.
ArcInfo: Geoprocessing Using ModelBuilder to Perform Complex Spatial Analysis
Shows how to create sophisticated models by integrating third party applications and modeling solutions with ArcGIS.
Using GIS for Emergency Operations Planning in Nepal
Justin Pummell, a GIS professional with the US Army Corps of Engineers, talks about using GIS to assess the seismic vulnerability of critical transportation infrastructure in Kathmandu, Nepal.