Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
The House of Representatives today unanimously approved bipartisan legislation to address the rising costs of disasters in the United States, reduce the toll of future losses, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) disaster assistance capabilities and programs. The FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 1471) was
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Aerial photographs and detailed 3D elevation models purchased from Bluesky’s newly launched Map Shop are helping JBA Consulting model potential flood risks. The aerial photomaps, LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data and DTM (Digital Terrain Model) are being used for testing JFlow – JBA’s award-winning hydraulic modelling software. In addition, the data are being utilised
Friday, July 25th, 2014
The Defense Department is using geospatial, or mapping, technology in a tool that will soon be available to assist countries and organizations dealing with the deadly consequences of hurricanes, earthquakes and other disasters and humanitarian crises, experts from DoD and U.S. Southern Command said in a recent DoD News interview.
Sunday, June 15th, 2014
Two MapAction volunteers have deployed to Paraguay, to support the coordination of relief efforts following extensive flooding. MapAction’s volunteers will initially support the United Nations’ relief efforts from Asunción, but may subsequently travel to other affected areas.
Monday, May 19th, 2014
MapAction has deployed a skilled volunteer to Belgrade to help coordinate the response in Serbia of widespread flooding in the Balkans.
Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Carbon County, MT has produced a TerraGo GeoPDF digital atlas using TerraGo PublisherTM for ArcGIS software to improve emergency response times for non-GIS trained public safety personnel and first responders in support of an E-911 services implementation. When the large, rural county initially implemented a new addressing system, it was met by confusion among first