Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
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Paul Doherty 
National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation 

Situational Awareness for the Living Room: Cracking the Code on Public Information Maps

Join us for this virtual seminar on geo-enabling your public information workflows – to equip your citizens with life-saving incident information.

Who should attend?

  • Emergency Managers / Public Information Officers (PIOs): All emergency management staff involved in the collection, verification, coordination, or dissemination of community information to the public.
  • GIS Specialists and Tech Info Specialists are highly encouraged to attend, in conjunction with their PIO and incident command / support staff.

Seminar Objectives:

  • Learn how to use technology to provide public information maps in advance of and during a disaster.
  • Identify best practices, procedures, and information workflows for maintaining up-to-date public information maps for your citizens.
  • Recognize common pitfalls in public information maps and learn how to avoid them.
  • Access resources and begin to develop your own technology game plan for public information.

Background Information:

While many agencies are advancing the use of technology for situational awareness in emergency operations centers, incident command posts, and in the field, many are still struggling to provide situational awareness to the public with live maps.

This PrepTechTalk will offer you an opportunity to see examples of effective public information maps, learn best practices, and gain tools for building your own technology and operational game plans for producing and maintaining live public information maps. 

Many standard operating guidelines for public information maps were developed before Web GIS and cloud computing, which made it possible to provide a live and interactive map to the public. By working together as a community to incorporate these advancements, we will better serve the needs of our citizens.