Materials Available – 2017 National Geospatial Preparedness Summit

On August 7-9, 2017, the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation brought together over 215 of the nation’s public safety and GIS professionals for the 3rd annual National Geospatial Preparedness Summit. The 2017 NGPS was hosted at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. It was conducted in coordination with the US Department of Homeland Security, International Association of Fire Chiefs, International Association of Emergency Managers, National Association for Search and Rescue, the National States Geographic Information Council, and the Naval Post-Graduate School.

NGPS is the nation’s only preparedness Summit dedicated to advancing the use of location-enabled decision support technology and data. It is a unique education, training, and exercise forum that is both local in context and national in scope. This year’s program included hands-on technical training on the latest technology and data analytics for homeland security and public safety. It also included a number of workshops, tabletop exercises, plenary sessions with keynote speakers, and culminated in a functional exercise based around a flood scenario.

Provided below is a copy of the 2017 NGPS Agenda linked with the materials from nearly all sessions and keynote addresses. Please feel free to use this material as a reference tool in your efforts. Be sure to provide proper attribution to the individual content author when referencing the materials in your writing, presentations, or other related materials.


Day 1: August 7

Day 2: August 8

Day 3 – August 9


Check out our Photo Gallery from NGPS 2017!