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GIS for Crisis Response and
Community Resilience WEBINAR SERIES

Transforming Emergency Preparedness and Response

A webinar series for State and Local Government officials to learn how

Geographic Information System (GIS) can assist in emergency preparedness and response

Series Sponsors



The GIS for Crisis Response and Community Resilience: Transforming Emergency Preparedness and Response series is tailored to equip local government officials and associated professionals with advanced Geographic Information System (GIS) capabilities for effective crisis management and community safeguarding. This series recognizes the critical role local governments play in responding to various emergencies, particularly in the context of increasing environmental threats and urban challenges.

Through this series, participants will explore the expansive utility of GIS in enhancing local government responses to emergencies, with special attention to wildfires, hurricanes and urban safety. Each session is structured to impart practical knowledge on using GIS for real-time data analysis, strategic decision-making, and proactive public engagement during crises.

Session Highlights:

  • Disaster Management and Community Safety

  • Enhancing Urban Safety Through GIS:

  • Public Engagement and Effective Communication



  • Local Government Bodies

  • Emergency Management Agencies

  • Public Safety Departments

  • Environmental Agencies

  • Public Health Departments

  • Urban and Regional Planning Departments

  • Transportation Authorities

  • Utility Services

  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs):

  • Educational Institutions


  • Planning

    • Asset Management and Strategic Planning

    • Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies

    • Emergency Response and Contingency Planning

    • Community Resilience Building

  • Design

    • Software Ecosystem for GIS Integration

    • Utility and Infrastructure Database Models

    • Custom GIS Solutions Tailored to Local Needs

    • Data Governance and Privacy Considerations

  • Implementation

    • Field Asset Collection Techniques and Tools

    • Inspection, Assessment, and Maintenance Planning

    • Mobile GIS Applications for On-Site Data Management

    • Training and Capacity Building for Staff

  • Analysis

    • Model Integration and Interoperability Across Platforms

    • Real-time Dashboards for Situation Awareness

    • Advanced Reporting for Stakeholders and Decision Makers

    • Spatial Analytics for Informed Decision Making

  • Maintain, Support, and Evolve

    • Developing Sustainability Strategies within GIS Frameworks

    • Incorporating Social Equity Strategies in GIS Applications

    • Evaluating and Maximizing Return on Investment (ROI)

    • Methods for Effective Public Engagement and Consultation

  • Additional Considerations

    • Legal and Regulatory Compliance in GIS Operations

    • Leveraging Open Source GIS and Collaborative Platforms

    • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning

    • Future-Proofing GIS Infrastructure against Technological Changes


  • Emergency Managers and Planners

  • GIS Analysts and Specialists

  • Urban Planners and Developers: 

  • Public Safety Officers

  • Environmental Scientists and Managers

  • Infrastructure and Utility Managers

  • Policy Makers and Elected Officials

  • IT and Data Management Professionals:

  • Educators and Researchers


Interested in Sponsoring or Speaking at a session?



  • Government and Public Sector

  • Healthcare and Public Health

  • Education and Research

  • Nonprofit and Community Organizations:

  • Environmental and Conservation

  • Urban Development and Planning

  • and more ...



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