Virtual Training: Accessing & Using National Data for Preparedness

On July 28, 2016 the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation conducted a virtual training session with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on accessing and using national data, via HIFLD Open and HIFLD Secure, for operational readiness and preparedness.

Through this virtual training, participants explored what data are available to them and their agencies through HIFLD Open and HIFLD Secure. Specific examples for how the data is being used today to support incident-level preparedness and also regional preparedness in conducting risk assessments, multi-jurisdictional planning, in training, and for emergency management exercises. This virtual trainingĀ helpedĀ public safety practitioners and GIS responders to understand and learn:

  • What national data sets are available through HIFLD Open and HIFLD Secure
  • How can that data be applied to support agency-level readiness, planning, and preparedness efforts
  • Where and how the data is being used today to support these critical functions
  • How to gain access to HIFLD Open and HIFLD Secure

Provided below is a link to the materials used in the training, and a recording of the full training seminar.

Click here to access the HIFLD Website.