Geographic Information Technologies for Emergency Preparedness and Response

Description: This four-day course introduces participants to geographic information system (GIS) and global positioning system (GPS) technologies and their applications to emergency management, preparedness and response. The course consists of three modules, including an introduction to GIS concepts, data formats and ArcGIS software; mobile GIS applications using GPS, PDAs and ArcPad to collect field data; and GIS mapping and analysis applications using ArcGIS software and internet mapping tools. Course is applicable to a variety of health professions, first responders and disaster managers and is designed to enhance awareness, understanding and decisionmaking through the use of GIS technology and digital mapping.

Author(s)
  • Name: Program: Pacific EMPRINTS
    Title: Pacific Emergency Management, Preparedness and Response Information Network and Training Services
    Organization: University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Social Sciences
    Email: emprints@hawaii.edu

  • Name: Philip Page MA
    Title: Associate Director & Geographic Information Science and Technology Specialist/Educator
    Organization: University of Hawaii, Pacific EMPRINTS
    Email: phpage@hawaii.edu

  • Name: John Vogler MA
    Title: Geographic Information Science and Technology Specialist/Educator
    Organization: University of Hawaii, Pacific EMPRINTS
    Email: john.vogler@hawaii.edu

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Contact
Name: Page, Philip MA
Phone: (808) 956-9490
Address: 1960 East-West Road, Biomedical Sciences A108, Honolulu, HI 96822-2223

Meta Information
Languages: English
Keywords: preparedness, GIS, geographic information system, GPS, global positioning system, mobile GIS, mapping, response, commom operational picture
Target Capabiltities: Common: Communications, Common: Planning, Prevent: Information Gathering and Recognition of Indicators & Warnings, Prevent: Information Sharing and Dissemination, Prevent: Intelligence Analysis and Production, Protect: Critical Infrastructure Protection, Protect: Epidemiologic Surveillance and Investigation, Respond: Animal Health Emergency Support, Respond: Citizen Evacuation and Shelter In-place, Respond: Critical Resource Logistics & Distribution, Respond: Emergency Public Information and Warning, Respond: Explosive Device Response Operations, Respond: Isolation and Quarantine, Respond: Medical Supplies Management and Distribution, Respond: Public Safety and Security Response, Respond: WMD/Hazardous Materials Response and Decontamination
Universal Task Listing: Prevent, Respond
Cognative Domain: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analyst/Investigation
Copyright Restrictions: Creative Commons - Attribution
Is Product...: Downloadable, Reusable, Accessible, Interoptable
Learning Management System Compatability: None
Added: Wed May 30 21:43:19 -0400 2007
Last Updated: Wed Jul 15 18:49:48 -0400 2009