From November 14th through the 16th, 2016 the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation brought together more than 75 of the Nation’s Search & Rescue (SAR) leaders and GIS professionals for the 8th annual Search & Rescue GIS Workshop. The workshop was held in partnership with the National Association for Search & Rescue (NASAR) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The workshop featured a plenary session on first day that included keynotes from national SAR leaders, lightning talks by local practitioners on emerging best practices, and culminated with a work session to bring technology and operations together. The workshop also provided hands-on basic and advanced training on building GIS products and solutions to support incident management and SAR operations.
Provided below is copy of the SAR GIS Workshop 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 you provide proper attribution to the individual content author when referencing the materials provided below in your writing, presentations, and other related material.
Day 1: November 14 – Materials
- Objectives: 2016 SAR GIS Workshop
- Georeferencing in SAR and Catastrophic Incidents
- National Park Service GIS Use in SAR
- USAR GIS Use in Recent Incidents
- A State Perspective: GIS in Emergency Management
- Unmanned Aerial Systems in SAR
- Future of GIS in NASAR Training
- USGS What is New in Topographic Information
- Mountain Rescue Association – Mission Data Collection
- New SAR Mapping Techniques for Teton County
- Technology Speed Geeking – Lightning Talks