To create an inclusive and representative statewide network of response corps members dedicated to:
- Enhancing accessibility to geospatial applications, technologies, and products which assist Emergency Management Practitioners in their decision making process in the event of an emergency.
- Delineating all-hazards emergency management planning, response and assessment considerations.
- Creating a network for professional exchange and access to technical expertise.
- Encouraging interactions and collaborative initiatives among those conducting Emergency Support.
- Promoting the standardization of methods to increase the access and the value of data among many users.
- Provide geospatial support in the event additional GIS resources are required to support emergency related missions across Indiana.
- Identify geospatial personnel, technologies, and products that are appropriate for the emergency event.
- Define processes and recommended data sources and technologies to support response and recovery phases of an emergency event.
Workgroup Goals and Objectives
The group is creating a statewide network of volunteers to provide GIS support to local emergency managers and Homeland Security during emergency events, like the widespread flooding across Indiana in 2008. The group is also working to identify, document and train Response Corps volunteers and local emergency management staff on GIS best-practices for before, during and after a disaster. The Committee exists to create an inclusive and representative statewide network of response Corps members dedicated to:
- Enhancing accessibility to geospatial applications, technologies, and products to assist local government GIS staff in support of their local Emergency Management Practitioners in the event of an emergency.
- Suggest GIS “best-practices” for local GIS staff in support of all-hazards emergency management planning, response and assessment considerations.
- Create a network for professional exchange and access to geospatial technical expertise and resources.
- Facilitate the sharing of geospatial data to enhance emergency response and training.
- Encourage interactions and collaborative initiatives between local GIS Staff and those conducting Emergency Support.
- When grant funding is pursued by the committee, we will allocate 80% of available funding to directly support the local GIS practitioners.
- Provide forum to support training, functional exercise and experiences in support of disaster response
Emergency Management and GIS Establishing Baseline Operations
Indiana GIS Response Corps Application
Web EOC Flyer
Successful Response Starts with a Map
GIS & Disaster Management (ESRI paper)
GIS & Emergency Management (ESRI paper)
GIS for a Homeland Security Event
CTASC GIS Implementation Plan
CTASC GIS Implementation Plan: Appendix C
Recommended Trainings (September 2009)
GIS Response Corps Committee Charter
July 10, 2012
June 12, 2012
March 13, 2012
February 14, 2012
January 17, 2012
December 13, 2011
September 13, 2011
August 9, 2011
June 14, 2011
May 10, 2011
April 15, 2011
March 29, 2011
February 8, 2011
January 18, 2011
December 14, 2010
November 16, 2010
October 12, 2010
September 7, 2010
August 17, 2010
July 20, 2010
June 15, 2010
May 11, 2010
February 9, 2010
January 12, 2010
December 8, 2009
November 10, 2009
October 20, 2009
September 8, 2009
August 11, 2009
July 7, 2009
June 16, 2009
Activities are updated after monthly meetings. If you’d like more information about a specific project or initiative in the interim, feel free to contact the committee chair or the IGIC Offices.
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