Publications on the Use of GIS in Emergency Management
This page provides links to articles and lectures that discuss the
use of GIS for Emergency Management. The list is compiled and maintained by the
Emergency Preparedness Committee of the
Minnesota Governor's Council on Geographic
Emergency Management for GIS Professionals -- Free Workshop:
Coverage of an Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC) April 25, 2005
workshop, at New Brighton, Minnesota. Co-sponsored by MetroGIS, the
Governor's Council on Geographic Information, the MN GIS/LIS
Consortium and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency
Management (link is to a newsletter article in PDF format, see p.
Data Gold for Homeland Protection: A fascinating article
about the use of NGA’s Homeland Security Infrastructure Program (HSIP)
GISCorps: Volunteer Deployment Handbook: Fascinating
document geared toward preparing GIS personnel for deployment to
support disaster operations in austere conditions (PDF format).
HAZUS-HM Annual Users Conference: Numerous informational
documents are linked from this site concerning HAZUS-HM.
HSEM Planning Guidance: Documents used to help local
Minnesota governments develop their emergency response plans.
HSIN-EM: Homeland Security Information Network-Emergency
Management (HSIN-EM). A PowerPoint briefing about the Department of
Homeland Security’s effort to introduce a nation-wide GIS and
collaborative tool for EM (PowerPoint slides).
Homeland Security Geospatial Data Model: Power Point
briefing by the Department of Homeland Security Geospatial
Management Office about the way ahead for data roll up (links
directly to PowerPoint slides).
Homeland Security Through Palanterra: Background document on
NGA’s Palanterra product, a secure, Web-enabled COP (common
operational picture) data viewer (PDF format).
iCAV: Article on iCAV, a web-based geospatial analytical and
situational awareness system that helps the DHS mission partners to
better prepare, prevent, respond and recover from natural and
Information on the Homeland Security Infrastructure Program - What
is HSIP?: An article by the National States Geographic
Information Council (NSGIC) (PDF format).
Infrastructure Information Collection Program (IICP): A
briefing by the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection (OIP)
Mass Medical Care with Scarce Resources: Mass Medical
Care with Scarce Resources: A Community Planning Guide provides
community planners—as well as planners at the institutional, State,
and Federal levels—with information on planning for and responding
to a mass casualty event (MCE).
Minnesota GIS Pandemic Needs Analysis and
summary article in GIS/LIS News: A study of
state agency pandemic and avian flu outbreak responsibilities that
focuses on their existing capacities and use of GIS support.
Minnesota Public Health Information Network (MN-PHIN) Roadmap and
Recommendations for Strategic Action: Planning document for
Minnesota that recommends using GIS for health related disaster
preparedness and monitoring (PDF format).
National Geospatial Intelligence Standards: A publication by
the NGA (PDF format).
National Response Framework: This link goes to the National
Response Framework Resource Center. The core document, the National
Response Framework (NRF), replaces the National Response Plan. The
NRF can be downloaded here along with all other important documents
related to disaster response from the Federal perspective. The
National Incident Management System (NIMS) can also be found on this
front page, but the
Links button must be used to get to the National
Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), National Preparedness
Guidelines, and the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza.
Recommended GIS Coordination Activities for Public Safety:
Developed by NSGIC and published by Directions Magazine. Provides
guidance for GIS coordination within the Public Safety framework.
Wisconsin PHIN: PowerPoint presentation on the Wisconsin
Public Health Information Network (PHIN) that uses GIS as a
principal analytic tool (links directly to PowerPoint slides).
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