disaster management

Flood damage in Colorado as a result of the rainfalls this September. (Photo Source: FEMA, public domain )

The Role of High-Resolution Imagery and GIS in Flood Relief Efforts in Colorado

Cameron Windham

With flooding events in the United States, high-resolution imagery and GIS play a role assessing flood-related damages in order to assign and focus relief efforts.

Urban Disaster Prevention Spatial System

GIS Contributor

Guest article from SuperGeo. SCENARIO On September 21st, 1999, a 7.3 strong magnitude earthquake rocked Taiwan. It caused thousands of ...

GPS and GIS Technologies Speed Assessment of Historic Sites in Post-Katrina New Orleans


In this case study, FEMA and NPS collaborated on field assessment methodology to meet National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requirements ...

Real-time GPS Mapping and GIS Solution Aids Efficient Disaster Management

GIS Contributor

Saturday, February 7, 2009 will forever be known as Black Saturday in the state of Victoria, Australia. In the midst ...

American Red Cross Uses Trimble Technology and RDMS to Speed Hurricane Disaster Relief

GIS Contributor

Since 1881, the American Red Cross has been the United State’s premier emergency response organization. In addition to offering neutral ...