Geospatial preparedness checklist
- By John Moore
- Mar 08, 2010
In all aspects of emergency management, geospatial data and tools have the potential to contribute to saving lives, limiting damage and reducing the costs of dealing with emergencies.
A committee of the National Academies' National Research Council studied the role of geospatial data and tools in emergency management and produced a book with recommendations for improving the technology's use.
It includes a checklist that emergency management officials can use to assess their application of such tools, with this specific guidance on the most valuable types of geospatial data and real-time data collection methods.
Source: "Planning for Catastrophe: A Blueprint for Improving Geospatial Data, Tools, and Infrastructure"
John Moore is a freelance writer based in Syracuse, N.Y.