Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Tari Martin 
National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation 

Aligning and Standardizing Response Map Products to Community Lifelines

Join us for this virtual seminar to learn how to align GIS-based decision support tools and dashboards to the Community Lifelines and gain access to resources and data that support standardization and ease implementation.

Who should attend?

  • Emergency Managers and Planners - Across all levels of government who are currently using or would like to use GIS-based decision support tools in response operations.
  • GIS Staff - Across all levels of government and the private sector who provide GIS support to emergency management, and who are interested in how to integrate the Community Lifelines construct with GIS.

Seminar Objectives

  • Learn about the Community Lifeline construct and how it can be integrated with your agency's GIS-based decision support tools and dashboards.
  • Get a live demonstration of emerging best practices in aligning operational dashboards to the Community Lifelines.
  • Develop skills in how to develop standardized response map products to the latest National Response Framework.
  • Learn about Open Data through HIFLD that supports the Community Lifelines and how it supports essential elements of information (EEIs) for standardized map products, dashboards, and situational awareness tools.
  • Gain access to the latest in resources and tools for use in developing and implementing standardized map products, dashboards, and other situational awareness capabilities aligned with the Community Lifelines. 

Background Information

FEMA recently introduced and is rolling-out the Community Lifelines construct as part of an update to the National Response Framework. Each of the lifelines provide indispensable services that enable the continuous operation of critical business and government functions, and they are critical to human health, safety, and economic security. Learn more:

Additionally, open data is available through the Homeland Infrastructure Foundation Level Data (HIFLD) program that fulfills EEIs aligned with the Community Lifelines. During this seminar you will learn how to integrate available data from HIFLD into your response map products and implement standardized symbology.