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We support disaster response missions with GIS


Esri’s Disaster Response Program (DRP) assists with disasters worldwide as part of our corporate citizenship. We support response and relief efforts with GIS technology and expertise when your capacity is exceeded.

When you need help quickly, Esri can provide data, software, configurable applications, and technical support for your emergency GIS operations. Use GIS to rapidly access and visualize mission-critical information about the specific locations affected by a disaster. Get the information you need fast, in a way that’s easy to understand, to make better decisions during a crisis.

Monitor incidents worldwide


Maintain constant situational awareness with live feeds from around the globe. 

The story of GIS in disaster response

2017
2017

Busiest year on record

The Disaster Response Program had its busiest year on record as a result of three major hurricanes, multiple devastating wildfires, and severe flooding.

Read about mapping wildfires
2014
2014

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

The Disaster Response Program assisted with rapid information sharing capabilities between multiple global locations in a matter of hours in response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Read about the MH17 response
2009
2009

Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill

Multiple organizations shared situational awareness applications that supported the response and clean-up efforts for the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill.

Read about the spill response
2005
2005

Hurricane Katrina

Katrina was one of the costliest tropical cyclones in US history. The Disaster Response Program provided direct support for several agencies, including a regional database, damage assessment, search and rescue, and map production.

Read about the GIS volunteers
2001
2001

9/11 World Trade Center

An emergency operations center with GIS capability was established on Pier 92 to support the World Trade Center response and recovery efforts. 20,000 maps were produced in the weeks following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Read about the 9/11 response
1994
1994

Northridge earthquake

Esri's first activation of the Disaster Response Program supported the response to the Northridge earthquake with advanced impact modeling and damage assessments.

View the earthquake shakemap

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If you need GIS software or support for your current disaster response, please request assistance by completing the form. All requests should be fully justified and are subject to approval.

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