GIS to the Rescue Meetup this Thursday

Last DC Meet Up of the Year!

  • Thursday, November 13, 2014
  • 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • District Architecture Center

    421 7th St NW , Washington, DC (map)

  • Don’t miss the last chance this year to meet with your fellow geospatial technology enthusiasts. We’ll discuss how organizations are using geospatial technology to address the needs of vulnerable populations during emergencies and crises.

    Getting the right resources to the right people at right time requires coordination and an understanding of the people at the heart of the situation. With maps, organizations determine how and where they should provide food, shelter, transportation, and medical and emotional support. Maps paint a clear picture of important factors like language spoken and access to transportation so responders know how to effectively serve the public.

    Join us to learn how geospatial technology equips responders with the information they need to target and assist vulnerable people during an emergency.


    5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.   

    Registration and Networking

    6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  

    Robert Shankman, GIS Program Manager, HHS ASPR, Office of Emergency Management and Alex Freiman, Epidemiologist, HHS ASPR, Office of Emergency Management

    Hear directly from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)- the nation’s lead agency in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters. The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for developing operational plans, analytical products, and training exercises to ensure the preparedness of the Office, the Department, the Federal Government and the public to respond to and recover from domestic and international public health and medical threats and emergencies.

    Also hear from an Esri Solutions Engineer!

    7:00 p.m.  – 8:00 p.m.  

    Mix and mingle a little longer

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