NAPSG Foundation Logo in blue and white8th Annual 

Search & Rescue GIS Workshop and Meeting

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Monday November 14, 2016 at 8:00 AM EST
Wednesday November 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST

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12201 Sunrise Valley Dr
Reston, VA 20192

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Thank You to Our Partner Organizations!

            National Association for Search and Rescue

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Contact for Logistics & Registration

Angela Pervel
Tel. 202-895-1711

Contact for Agenda, Speakers, & Trainings

Paul Doherty

The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation's Search & Rescue GIS Working Group is hosting the 8th Annual SARGIS Workshop and Meeting on November 14th-16th, 2016.

Cost - Free! **ONLY Day 1 has spaces available at this time** Training and workshop materials will be provided at no cost.

What is it about?
SARGIS8 will focus on the capabilities and best practices for Search & Rescue and geospatial technologies with 2 days of hands-on training. 
  • Day 1: Monday - Plenary for SAR and GIS practitioners: Keynotes, presentations, & panel discussions (space is limited to 120 participants) 
  • Day 2: Tuesday - Two tracks of technical GIS training (Basic/Web GIS & Advanced/Desktop GIS - space is limited to 60 participants) 
  • Day 3: Wednesday - Two tracks of technical GIS training, culminating in a joint table-top exercise (space is limited to 60 participants)

    *Participants that register for day 2 & day 3 training involving Advanced/Desktop GIS must be able to bring their laptop with access to their desktop GIS software. No hardware/software is need for day 1.
Who should attend? 
  • Search and Rescue Personnel (paid and unpaid) who want to know more about GIS for SAR 
  • GIS technical professionals & staff that currently support SAR missions and/or are interested in learning how they can help SAR teams 
  • Other Public Safety Operators, Decision makers, & Policy makers

Why Participate?
Join leading local, state, and Federal public safety agencies that are charting new ground for how GIS can be applied to missing person incidents.

New to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or Search and Rescue (SAR)? This workshop is designed to develop an understanding of how GIS can support SAR. This will be achieved through hands-on training, tabletop exercises, and presentation of real-world examples from the Public Safety GIS Community.

  • GIS Specialist will learn more about how SAR operations are managed and gain experience using GIS tools to create map products (Desktop and Web GIS).
  • SAR Personnel will learn more about how to use simple, but powerful decision support tools for SAR planning and operations.
  • Decision makers and incident commanders will gain an understanding of how GIS can be successfully implemented in their organization for planning, business as usual, and response operations.

For examples of SARGIS Work see the Capabilities and Readiness Assessment Tool for SAR:

**Due to space limitations, registering does not guarantee a seat. You will receive a decision notification via email within two weeks of submitting your initial registration request.**

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