On December 10th, 2019, NAPSG Foundation held its fifth PrepTech Talk titled “Situational Awareness for the Living Room: Cracking the Code on Public Information Maps.” This virtual seminar provided participants the opportunity to hear from Sonoma County, CA, on the development of their Public Information Map Game Plan and to learn best practices identified in public information mapping as part of NAPSG’s Technology Innovation for Flood Preparedness & Operations initiative supported by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate. The feedback from this event indicates that the Community would like more guidance on public information maps, so look out for future PrepTech Talks and other opportunities on this topic!
- Develop a better understanding of common challenges associated with NOT using maps for public information sharing and the benefits of using public information maps.
- Develop a checklist of best practices for public information maps.
- Provide a draft worksheet for maintaining and sharing public information maps as part of a geospatial game plan.