Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 11:30AM
Westin Virginia Beach Town
Geospatial Tools for Emergency Managers
Presenters: Panel Moderator
is Neal Wright, PE, VP Dewberry, and Lauren Hand, Dewberry
Scope: Dewberry, under contract to
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District and in
coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency Region IV
Office, conducted Hurricane Evacuation Studies (HES) for Mississippi
and Alabama for FEMA’s National Hurricane Program. The purpose of this
presentation is to demonstrate a new tool developed for these studies
that uses ArcGIS to present hurricane and disaster planning maps, data
and information from an HES in an easy to use form.
The presentation will highlight
its portability for sharing location-based intelligence that can be
easily accessed, queried, shared and updated by emergency managers. The
tool provides non-GIS emergency managers and decision makers a way to
interact with, query and make timely and better informed decisions
during periods of disaster threats. Similar efforts are underway for
the Georgia and South Carolina HES.
An additional application of
the tool will be demonstrated showing how the GeoPDF could be used to
display geo-spatial infrastructure data obtained from a project
conducted by Auburn University’s Geospatial Research and Applications
Center (GRAC), funded by a grant from the Economic Development
Administration, to map surface level coastal utility infrastructure
along Alabama’s gulf coast region.
1. Introduce the GeoPDF tool to the audience and demonstrate how it is
being applied in several coastal States.
2. Show how the tool provides
complete and simplified access to the data developed for the FEMA and
USACE HES without having to have GIS capability.
3. Show how the tool can
greatly expand a local government leader’s maker’s ability to make
better informed and more timely decisions during times of impending
4. Demonstrate another
application of the tool showing how coastal utility data can be mapped
and used in the aftermath of a hurricane.
This 50 minute presentation will provide with you one
CEU credit/PDH credit.
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