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Dion Houston

All,

 

It’s been a while since I posted.  I’m a U.S. Army officer in the 130th Engineer Brigade in Hawaii.  As our area of responsibility (the Pacific) annually has many disasters, we exercise disaster relief pretty regularly.  For Intelligence / Geospatial we specifically hold an exercise PERSPICUOUS PROVIDER that uses a Tsunami disaster relief scenario.

 

I have a team of GIS analysts, and I’m looking to have them create products during the exercise that mirror closely things that relief workers on the ground would find useful.  I have a rough idea, but since many of you have actually been “boots on the ground” I was wondering if you could send me example products or ideas.  I regularly see 1:world level products, but I’m specifically looking to produce things at the local relief team level.

 

This scenario is fictional, but in real life I am developing a capability where I deploy an analyst along with a U.S. assessment team that our military regularly sends out.  This capability is based around GeoSHAPE (server) and ArcGIS/QGIS/HOT (client side).  I think it would be a significant value add, and having a better feel for what would be useful to provide will greatly enhance my ability to make this happen.

 

Thanks in advance.  This email is fine, or my official email is [hidden email].

 

Thanks!

 

Dion

 

 


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Phil Wyatt

Hi Dion,

 

If you get a chance before the exercise, I would suggest having a read of the book "digital humanitarians". It details, amongst other things, how events are now using a lot more social media and citizen data in emergencies. This can take the form of tweets, facebook posts, images, crowd sourced mapping on OSM and platforms like Tomnod as well as locally sourced drone photography. Lots of this is outside the 'normal workflows' for GIS specialists. It might be hard to simulate in an exercise but there is enough within those few headings to take some GIS folks well out of their usual comfort zone. Its inspiring stuff!

 

Cheers - Phil

 

From: Dion Houston [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2017 7:32 AM
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Subject: [HOT] HA/DR geospatial products

 

All,

 

It’s been a while since I posted.  I’m a U.S. Army officer in the 130th Engineer Brigade in Hawaii.  As our area of responsibility (the Pacific) annually has many disasters, we exercise disaster relief pretty regularly.  For Intelligence / Geospatial we specifically hold an exercise PERSPICUOUS PROVIDER that uses a Tsunami disaster relief scenario.

 

I have a team of GIS analysts, and I’m looking to have them create products during the exercise that mirror closely things that relief workers on the ground would find useful.  I have a rough idea, but since many of you have actually been “boots on the ground” I was wondering if you could send me example products or ideas.  I regularly see 1:world level products, but I’m specifically looking to produce things at the local relief team level.

 

This scenario is fictional, but in real life I am developing a capability where I deploy an analyst along with a U.S. assessment team that our military regularly sends out.  This capability is based around GeoSHAPE (server) and ArcGIS/QGIS/HOT (client side).  I think it would be a significant value add, and having a better feel for what would be useful to provide will greatly enhance my ability to make this happen.

 

Thanks in advance.  This email is fine, or my official email is [hidden email].

 

Thanks!

 

Dion

 

 


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