disaster management


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Flood damage in Colorado as a result of the rainfalls this September. (Photo Source: Wikimedia)

The Role of High-Resolution Imagery and GIS in Flood Relief Efforts in Colorado

With the recent flooding events that swept the western United States, a lot of attention has turned towards assessing flood-related damages in order to assign and focus relief efforts, and towards mitigating future damages by identifying and fortifying high-risk regions . Of particular utility to these interests has been high-resolution […]

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GPS and GIS Technologies Speed Assessment of Historic Sites in Post-Katrina New Orleans

GPS and GIS Technologies Speed Assessment of Historic Sites in Post-Katrina New Orleans

In this case study, FEMA and NPS collaborated on field assessment methodology to meet National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requirements in post-Katrina New Orleans. 40,000 structures were assessed using Trimble GPS hardware and software integrated with ESRI ArcGIS for collection and management of cultural resource data.  Article by Robert Laudati, […]

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Real-time GPS Mapping and GIS Solution Aids Efficient Disaster Management

Real-time GPS Mapping and GIS Solution Aids Efficient Disaster Management

Saturday, February 7, 2009 will forever be known as Black Saturday in the state of Victoria, Australia. In the midst of a 10-year drought, a record-breaking heat wave descended upon the state, with temperatures exceeding 45 degrees Celsius (110-120 degrees Fahrenheit), breaking all-time record highs in some cities. Under these […]

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American Red Cross Uses Trimble Technology and RDMS to Speed Hurricane Disaster Relief

American Red Cross Uses Trimble Technology and RDMS to Speed Hurricane Disaster Relief

Since 1881, the American Red Cross has been the United State’s premier emergency response organization. In addition to offering neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross also distinguishes itself by aiding victims of devastating natural disasters, from floods to earthquakes to hurricanes. Each year, in […]

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Behind the Fire Mapping Scenes

Behind the Fire Mapping Scenes

CIO|Insight has a behind the scenes look at how San Diego’s Center for Information Technology and Infrastructure (CITI), which is run out of the San Diego State University (SDSU) Visualization Center (aka Viz Center), pulled together resources from NASA, the local radio station KPBS and Google to gather and distribute […]