FEMA IS 103 Geospatial Information Systems Specialist

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Course Overview

This independent study course prepares students to successfully assume the role and responsibilities of a Geospatial Information System (GIS) Specialist during a disaster situation. As they complete this course, students will learn how to use their GIS skills to support other members of a Joint Field Office (JFO) disaster response and recovery team and successfully meet the responsibilities assigned to them. Students will also learn what types of products need to be produced and what procedures must be followed to ensure that products are produced correctly and in a timely manner.

Course Objectives:

Recognize the role a GIS Specialist performs while supporting a response and recovery operation
Identify likely sources of information and data within FEMA and the emergency management community
Identify the types of products commonly needed by FEMA programs and decision makers during an operation
Recognize best practices for establishing and maintaining data flow, products and timelines during an incident
Recognize how to appropriately handle and protect licensed, sensitive, or personal data
Recognize how to use Remote Sensing products

Primary Audience

This course is designed primarily for GIS Specialists newly employed with FEMA or other emergency response organizations. Students should already have a basic working knowledge of standard GIS software applications.

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