February 2015 Webinar

Date and Time: February 18 @ 2 pm EST


Speaker: Cynthia McCoy

Affiliation: FEMA Region III

Title: HAZUS – MH: Program Methodology, Real World Applications and How to Get Involved

Abstract: Hazus-MH is a GIS based modeling tool. It was developed by FEMA to provide a tool, useable by people with modest to comprehensive scientific knowledge and technical skills, to create a credible risk assessment for their community. The maps, tables and reports that it generates can help a community to better comprehend its risk. It comes complete with population data, information about the built environment, and a variety of other data for the entire USA in a format that can drive the model. It generates estimates and reports commensurate with the precision of the data that is fed into it. When used properly, Hazus-MH is an effective tool for quantifying the economic and social impacts of certain natural disasters (riverine and coastal floods, earthquakes, and hurricane) on a community. It serves as a catalyst for the planning effort by providing a risk assessment that can be an additional reason for convening the “right” people on the planning team, focusing them on the “right” issues and prompting the “right” questions. This presentation will cover the HAZUS-MH methodology and an explanation of how data inputs to play a large role in the value of the final risk assessment. Additionally, this presentation will cover applications of HAZUS-MH in the Emergency Management cycle. Finally, information will be provided to explain how the participants can get involved with the HAZUS community.

March 2015 Webinar

Date and Time: March 18 @ 2 pm EST


Speaker: Dr. Joseph Kerski

Affiliation: Esri

Title: Using ArcGIS Online for Spatial Analysis and Story Map Creation

Abstract: Spatial analysis is at the heart of research, teaching, and learning with GIS. Join Geographer Joseph Kerski as we explore some of the spatial analytical functions that are both easy to perform and powerful in a short set of activities involving real-world problems and scenarios. Patterns, relationships, and trends will be analyzed using spatial analysis functions within ArcGIS Online, and the results can be easily shared and used in presentations and story maps

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