IGIC Webinar – NextGen 911 and Geospatial Preparedness

DATE/TIME:  Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ABSTRACT:  Eighty percent of emergency calls come from a wireless device.  Public safety needed to change the way these calls are routed, and the need for better location information is evident.  The methods through which the public communicates with 9-1-1 has changed dramatically in the […]

Controlling the Rising Cost of Federal Responses to Disaster

RECORDING: House Committee on Transportation This is a hearing of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management. Witness List: The Honorable Carlos Curbelo, U.S. Representative, 26th District, Florida The Honorable Joseph L. Nimmich, Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency Ms. Sallie Clark, Commissioner, El Paso County, Colorado; President, National Association of Counties, […]

GIS group plans push for national address database, next generation 911 expansion

The president of the National States Geographic Information Council lays out his group’s priorities for the new year. Source: GIS group plans push for national address database, next generation 911 expansion

DHS Hosting trainings on the Damage Assessment Application

The Indiana Department of Homeland security is hosting training events around the state on the IDHS Individual Assistance Damage Assessment Tool.  This tool is to be used for WebEOC integration with a mobile application for field data collection. If you are interested click here for a list of locations and dates for the training – IA Damage […]

Final Report of the National Address Database Summit Meeting

The USDOT sponsored National Address Database (NAD) summit in April 2015 was a milestone event to help kick-start Local -> State -> Federal partnerships to create an authoritative and public available NAD to support applications for NG9-1-1, USPS, Census, FEMA, USDOT, HUD and virtually any statewide or local geocoding application you can think of. Our […]

APA – Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation

Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation – A new publication from the American Planning Association. Over the past four years, the APA Hazards Planning Center worked under an agreement with FEMA to develop Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation (PAS 576). This updated manual offers a no-nonsense explanation of the benefits — and limitations — of planning for unpredictable […]

Using GIS solutions within Fire Departments

Steve Rivero, from the Orland Illinois Fire Protection District presented “Using GIS solutions within Fire Departments” to our GIS Response Corps Committee earlier today.  Steve is a 20 year career fire fighter who recently discovered GIS by accident, and yet he has built an amazingly simple yet powerful interactive desktop and mobile mapping tool [app.] integrated […]

Earthquake Preparedness

Tom Maggard attended the Kentucky GIS conference and saw this awesome presentation by Matthew Basanta about Earthquake disaster preparedness which includes Indiana.

Mark Ryan

This story involves the rescue group that Mark Ryan is a part of. Mark presented on one of our Corps calls about a year ago and discussed how the work rescue in the back country in the Red River Gorge area of Kentucky. Mark was not on this call though. He did seem a bit […]

GIS Response Corp Meeting Minutes – September 9, 2014

Tour of Grand Park – Read all about it! The IGIC Response Corp. received a tour today of the 400 acre Grand Park from Emily Bible.  The Westfield Chief of Police, Joel Rush and Assistant Chief of Police Scott Jordan were also available to explain about the issues that they have seen at the park […]