Download Files on the Use of GIS in Emergency Management
These files were compiled by the Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC) to
promote interest and understanding of the wide variety of GIS related
programs that are emerging for use by the public safety and emergency
management communities. Most of the files are in PDF format with a
smattering of PowerPoints, zip files and videos. The information has been
grouped into five general categories.
- Introduction to GIS and Resources
The files located here should be helpful in gaining a general
understanding of GIS and the ways it can be used to support emergency
HAZard U.S.-Multi Hazard is a collection of files related to FEMA’s
primary GIS disaster planning and mitigation program, HAZUS-MH. The
program can be ordered from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) for free using the form found in this folder. FEMA sponsors a
variety of ways to get training as described in several other files.
- Other FEMA GIS Outreach Programs
Discussions primarily related to FEMA’s efforts to modernize
floodplain information and make it widely available to the public.
- U.S. National Grid
This is an effort to interlock GIS and the basic hand map in a way
that creates a uniform, easy-to-use methodology for geo-locating a point
down to 1-meter. It has been endorsed by FEMA, the Federal Geographic
Data Committee, the State of Minnesota, and several other major organizations with an interest
in geospatial awareness during disasters.
USNG Location Marker
Proposal second draft
- Other GIS Awareness Items
A sampling of items related to programs such as HSIP and HSIN, as
well as GIS use for Pandemic Flu.
The EPC does not endorse any commercial products which may appear in
files referenced here. All information has been provided for
educational purposes only.