On September 13 and 14, 2016, the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation, in partnership with the US Department of Homeland Security, brought together nearly 180 of the Nation’s public safety leaders and GIS professionals for the 2nd annual National Geospatial Preparedness Summit.
The Summit proved a success in equipping leaders with new skills and knowledge that they tested through hands-on workshops and an exercise. The Summit also brought emerging technologies and innovative solutions to the forefront, including drones, preliminary disaster assessment, and enhanced analytical capabilities.
Provided below is a copy of the 2016 Summit Agenda linked with the materials from nearly all sessions and keynote addresses. Please feel free to use this material as a reference and tool in your efforts. Be sure to provide proper attribution to the individual content author when referencing the materials provided below in your writing, presentations, or other related material.
Day 1: September 13 – Materials
- NGPS Opening Slides
- Keynote: Stepping into a Disaster – VA Urban Search & Rescue Task Force 2 in South Carolina Floods
- Hands-On Training: Integrating DHS Geospatial Tools, Infrastructure Data, and Standardized Symbology
- Workshop: GIS Preparedness for Incident Management and Coordination
- Hands-On Training: Applying the US National Grid as a Common Location Reference System for Operations
- Emerging Technologies: Explore Technology Developments for Decision Support
- Workshop: Data Analysis & Visualization for Fire Department Resilience
- Lightning Talks: Lessons Learned & Model Practices from the Field
- Using Mobile Apps for Wildfire Mitigation/Firewise Assessments
- Using GIS & Smart Devices to Track Volunteers During Incidents and Special Events
- Using SLOSH MEOWs to Create Potential Surge and Estimate Inundation Depths at Critical Facilities
- Building Impact of a Flooding Event for Response and Recovery
- Best Practices for a Common Operating Picture During Multi-County Flooding Events
Day 2: September 14 – Materials
- Keynote: Enabling Operational Innovation and Building Resilience
- Exercise: Tornado Operation Aid
- Work Session: National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI)
- Work Session: Operational Decision Making