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Search and Rescue GIS Workshop & Meeting


Thursday November 12, 2015 at 8:00 AM PST
Sunday November 15, 2015 at 4:00 PM PST

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Columbia College 
11600 Columbia College Drive
Sonora, CA 95370

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Paul Doherty 
National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation 

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The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation's Search and Rescue GIS Working Group is hosting the 7th Annual SARGIS Workshop and Meeting on November 12th - 15th, 2015.

Please follow this LINK for more updates. #SARGIS7

As with all NAPSG events, there is no cost for public safety officials and public sector employees to participate. **Space is limited**

About the Workshop:
The workshop includes 1.5 days of hands-on training with ArcGIS Desktop (
MapSAR and MapSAR_Ex) along with GPS field exercises. There will also be a lesson on how to use the free ArcGIS Explorer Desktop app for basic SAR Mapping (SAR Explorer).

About the Meeting:
The meeting will include a keynote address, presentations, and discussion forums. This event will focus primarily on using GIS best practices for missing person search operations, and will also include the following topics:

  • Review existing GIS and mapping tools for SAR
  • New SARGIS tools (Web GIS, mobile apps, etc.)
  • UAS, drones, and GIS
  • Cell Phone Analysis GIS
  • Remote Collaboration
  • Update from the California GISCorps
  • Standards for SARGIS symbology, SOGs, training, etc.
  • Urban Search and Rescue GIS
  • Preventative Search and Rescue GIS

Intended Participants:

  • GIS Professionals & Students interested in learning how they can help SAR teams
  • Search and Rescue Personnel (paid and unpaid) who want to know more about GIS for SAR
  • Public Safety Operators and Decision Makers interested in learning more about applying GIS for SAR operations 

Click Here to access a detailed Agenda with speaker information.