IGIC WEBINAR – FEMA and GIS: The Role of Technology and Data in Disaster Management

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, April 17, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern


FEMA incident journals: http://fema.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html


Chris Vaughan
Geospatial Information Officer
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)



In 2017 the United States experienced some of the most significant disasters in its history in terms of their social and economic impact.  FEMA is the key federal agency tasked with addressing disasters.  In recent years they have made it a strategic priority to develop GIS data and cutting edge technologies that now enable them to more effectively support communities before, during and after disasters.  In this webinar you will see demonstrations of the tools now available from FEMA and learn how they are being used around the nation.  In addition, you will hear about how Indiana GIS users and other stakeholders can both leverage and support FEMA GIS related activities.



Chris Vaughan – Chris Vaughan serves as the FEMA Geospatial Information Officer where he champions and coordinates geospatial technologies across multiple response and recovery programs.  In order to meet strategic goals and priorities, Chris works effectively across federal, military, state, local, and tribal communities to promote geospatial programs, technology, and institutional structures and share best practices. In addition, he is committed to identifying, mentoring, and developing the next generation of geospatial leaders.


Mr. Vaughan has a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Lee University and is a graduate of American University Key Executive Leadership Certificate Program.



Download presentation slides here – ChrisVaughanIGIC04172018

View presentation on YouTube here – https://youtu.be/1w0dTGWmEmU

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