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10th Annual Search & Rescue GIS Workshop


Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM PDT
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 4:00 PM PDT

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West Valley College 
14000 Fruitvale Ave
Saratoga, CA 95070

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Paul Doherty
National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation

The NAPSG Foundation Search & Rescue (SAR) Working Group is pleased to announce the 10th Annual SAR and GIS Workshop! Join us for this annual opportunity that brings together professionals from diverse backgrounds, "so that others may live..."

What is SAR? Search and Rescue with a focus on missing person search and wildland rescue.
What is GIS? Geographic Information Systems - "data you can see on map".

Target Audience:

The primary audience will be SAR Personnel and GIS Specialists who are interested in Public Safety. We especially encourage National Park Service, FEMA USAR, and Mountain Rescue Association Team members to join us for this no-cost workshop!

Please Note: Registering does not guarantee a seat for this event. All registrants will receive a notification email within two weeks of registering.

See Agenda and Training Website

The SARGIS10 agenda will consist of presentations, hands-on training, and field exercises. 

Basic Track: Participants will learn how GIS can be applied to SAR and will practice using already built geospatial decision support tools.

Intermediate Track: Participants will be introduced to SAR concepts, and they will incorporate existing GIS knowledge to create geospatial decision support tools.

Day 3 - More Training & Testing 
Participants will complete the training tutorials and practice using geospatial tools for an instructor “Stress Test”. Also, participants will have the opportunity to self-assess their capabilities and readiness.