Open Data [a.k.a. GIS Data] Are Crucial in Long-Term Recovery Following Hurricane Harvey

[GIS] Data possess a number of useful functions for non-profit and government groups, from determining where to deploy anti-mosquito measures to helping assess how many people still need aid. Source: Tech, Open Data Are Crucial in Long-Term Recovery Following Hurricane Harvey

FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Highlights Opportunities for Building Community Climate Resilience across the Nation

  October 31, 2016, Today the Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience released its “Resilience Opportunities” report, describing key Administration accomplishments and highlighting opportunities for Federal agencies and stakeholders to work together on a shared climate resilience agenda. Today’s “Resilience Opportunities” report builds on lessons learned and outlines three major areas where opportunities exist for […]

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, […]

The Changing Geospatial Landscape – A Second Look

A Report of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee, December 2015 the-changing-geospatial-landscape-second-look This is the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) report to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)  that takes a second look at NGAC’s original report to the FGDC in 2009.  The title of this report “The Changing Geospatial Landscape” is even more relevant today […]

States at Risk – America’s Preparedness Report Card

Contributed by: Larry A. Larson, P.E., CFM Director Emeritus-Senior Policy Advisor Association of State Floodplain Manager (ASFPM) States at risk report was done by collaboration between Climate Central and ICF International. Climate Central is an independent, non-profit organization of scientists and journalists researching and reporting about our changing climate and its impact on the […]

Indiana Levees and Non-levee embankments project recognized by FEMA

Contributed By: Matt Riggs, GISP, CFM The Polis Center, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Levees and non-levee embankments effects on stream storage capacity and increased downstream flooding is an important issue for all Indiana communities.  Using a grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, the Indiana Silver Jackets put together a […]


Posted By: LaRel Rogers Business Fellow, GovLoop


The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ (OCRA) announced an Economic Development opportunity that is available to Indiana’s rural communities through a new Workforce Development Program (WDP).  This WDP does not necessarily have a GIS training component in it, but in some locations in the state it may if a strong GIS training need is […]

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 […]

The North America Risk Reduction and Resiliency Priority – project manager

The North America Risk Reduction and Resiliency Priority is hiring a project manager to help undertake our work to build the case for natural infrastructure as integral to flood and storm risk management. This work is focused on developing the information, stories and needed to communicate the value of natural infrastructure to communities, decision-makers and […]