GIS is an essential technology for all phases of emergency management [PDF]: preparation, mitigation, response, and recovery. Find out how GIS provides a foundation for comprehensive emergency management [PDF].
To prepare for and mitigate emergencies, GIS can map and model potential disasters to help visualize critical vulnerabilities and damage consequences. As rebuilding begins, GIS aids local, state, and federal agencies with technology that supports collaboration between multiple agencies.
Field data captured with mobile GIS provides the ability to add updates
from remote locations for more efficient incident management. It also supplies rapid damage assessment and more accurate recovery operations.