Introduction to Geographic Information Technologies for Emergency Planning and Response

Description: The course "Introduction to Geographic Information Technologies for Emergency Planning and Response" is designed to provide you with a basic understanding of geographic information technologies and their applied use in emergency planning and response.  Topics include geographic information systems, the global positioning system, geospatial data, and the role these and related technologies have in meeting federal mandates for preparedness and response.  Case studies and scenario-based examples are presented that reinforce geospatial concepts and highlight the practical applications of geospatial tools and data in emergency planning and response.

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

Developer
Name: Kanako Sturgis, MPH
Title: Program Specialist
Organization: Institute for Public Health, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University
Contact
Name: John Vogler, MA
Phone: 808-956-9549
Address: 1960 East-West Road, Biomedical Sciences A108, Honolulu, HI 96822-2223

Meta Information
Languages: English
Keywords: preparedness, GIS, GPS, global positioning system, mapping, response, Common Operational Picture, Geographic Information Systems
Primary Audience: First Responder, Administrator, Other
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: Epidemiologic Surveillance and Investigation, Respond: Emergency Operations Center Management, Respond: Emergency Public Information and Warning, Respond: Environmental Health, Respond: Mass Care (Sheltering, Feeding, Related services), Respond: On-site Incident Managment, Respond: Responder Health and Safety, Respond: Urban Search and Rescue, Respond: WMD/Hazardous Materials Response and Decontamination
Universal Task Listing: Prevent, Protect, Respond, Common
Cognative Domain: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analyst/Investigation
Copyright Restrictions: Creative Commons - Attribution
Is Product...: Downloadable, Reusable, Accessible, Interoptable
Learning Management System Compatability: None
Added: Tue Dec 11 13:40:54 -0500 2007
Last Updated: Wed Jul 15 18:53:57 -0400 2009