GIS in Public Safety

Emergency/Disaster Management

Demos

These demonstrations illustrate the use of GIS in emergency management.

Video

Assessing Disaster Impacts

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.
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Life Saving Maps

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.
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Situational Awareness—Introduction

Situational Awareness—Introduction
Shows how the emergency management agency uses this viewer to maintain situational awareness.
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Data Management

Data Management
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.
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Data Management

Planning and Analysis
Shows how a planning officer can update a comprehensive mitigation plan and assess the vulnerability of nursing homes.
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Planning and Analysis

Field Operations
Shows how the GIS situational awareness viewer is used to coordinate and monitor the progress of the assessment teams in the field.
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Field Operations

Situational Awareness—Close
Shows the viewer that is used by the duty officer on a daily basis to maintain situational awareness.
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ArcInfo: Geoprocessing Using ModelBuilder

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.
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Podcast

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.

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