COVID-19 Tech & GIS After Action Report & Improvement Plan

February 25, 2021

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Goal: Enhance the public health and emergency management system by fostering data-driven decision making

Primary Objective: Identify and document capability gaps and lessons learned in information sharing and the use of GIS and data-driven technology in response to and recovery from COVID-19

The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation, the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC), and the Urban Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) are pleased to announce the release of the COVID-19 Tech & GIS After Action Report & Improvement Plan.

The AAR and improvement plan represent a significant effort to document emerging trends and areas for improvement in technology-enabling emergency management and public healthโ€™s response to a pandemic. The AAR process applied a largely empirical research methodology that ensured data was collected and assessed using standard practices for ensuring the quality and consistency of both quantitative and qualitative data.

Note: All of the data collected and analyzed for this AAR reflects only the first six (6) months of the response. Additional insights and trends may be gained through expanded AAR data collection efforts as the pandemic continues to unfold.

screenshot of COVID-19 Tech & GIS After-Action Report & Improvement Plan

This effort is made possible through support from the U.S. Department of Homeland Securityโ€™s Science and Technology Directorate (Agreement #70RSAT18CB0000041).