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Aug 18 2017

ArcGIS Powers Mutual Aid Resource Planning to Improve Community Preparedness

How ArcGIS is being used to Improve Planning 

Aug 28 2015

Ten Years of Social Media: What I’ve Learned Since Katrina

This week, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Since 2005, advances in technology have changed the way we communicate. 

Jun 12 2014

Legitimizing the Role of Social Media in Public Safety

Social media can provide the real-time “what,” the “who,” the “why,” and the “how” if added to the larger information sharing environment. 

Apr 7 2014

Capstone 2014 and The Future of Mutual Aid

Pre-planning internally and with your geographic neighbors before a catastrophic event will help save valuable time and critical resources. 

Mar 28 2014

Using Little Data for Emergency Response

In a disaster, it's the little data that provides the actionable information that first responders can use to save lives and property 

Mar 4 2014

#EdTech for Emergency Responders and Managers

Social and mobile trends are changing the ways people learn. Educational technology has made learning more accessible and interactive 

Sep 23 2011

Engaging Citizens the Right Way: Government Uses Twitter During Hurricane Irene

Twitter and the emergency preparedness and response (EPR) community. 

Oct 22 2010

The Promise and Challenge of Crisis Tech Response Volunteers: Part II

Important issues were raised by the participants in the International Conference of Crisis Mappers Conference (ICCM) earlier this month. 

Oct 6 2010

The Promises and Challenges of Crisis Response Tech Volunteers - Part I

The first in a series of blogs that will address issues related to establishing a more thought through disaster response management system. 

Mar 23 2010

Reflections on Haiti: Part III, Can’t We All Just Get Along?

We need to discover how to better share information amongst stakeholders and identify ways to work together. 

Mar 17 2010

Reflections on Haiti: Part II, The Problem

There is still a significant dissonance between lessons learned from past events and the implementation of these strategies. 

Mar 10 2010

Reflections on Haiti: Part I

The international community can’t afford to continue business as usual.