SAME DAY EVENTS:
E603 Master Trainer: Instructional Design
|4/30/2012 - 5/3/2012 |
|E190 ArcGIS for Emergency Managers
|Location: Emmitsburg, MD
|ArcGIS for Emergency Managers (E190)
This is a 3.5 day resident course
Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
16825 S. Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
This hands-on course is designed to empower emergency managers, planners, engineers, public safety professionals, and others with the skills needed to visualize, query, and analyze information related to disaster mitigation, response, recovery, and risk management using ArcGIS, the application on which HAZUS-MH is based.
The course provides a solid foundation of basic skills for new ArcGIS users as well as an exploration of the many powerful tools for managing, visualizing, and analyzing information that ArcGIS and its many extensions make available. The first day’s topics include spatial data concepts; symbolizing information, designing maps, charts, and reports using ArcGIS; and techniques for constructing both spatial and attribute-related queries. The second day explores creation and manipulation of tabular as well as geographic data, understanding and managing coordinate systems, and working with Arc Catalog. The third day provides instruction on how to adjust scanned imagery and other data that is not georeferenced so that it can be included in a GIS project by locating it properly in space. It also develops the skills required to geocode addresses of critical facilities, homes, or other structures so that they can be mapped and analyzed. In addition, it surveys the capabilities of geodatabases and explores the Spatial Analyst extension. That extension is required by HAZUS-MH for flood modeling, but it can also be used for a significant range of other tasks including visualization of terrain data, modeling of population movements, and much more. The final day of the course includes a demonstration of HAZUS-MH and a discussion of how the skills learned in the class apply to HAZUS-MH users. The class concludes with a group exercise in which participants apply the skills that they have learned to solve a realistic problem.
While this course does not provide hands-on instruction specifically on HAZUS-MH, all exercises use HAZUS-MH inventory and model output and therefore participants become familiar with elements of HAZUS-MH while learning the underlying GIS tools upon which HAZUS-MH depends.
Selection Criteria: This course is intended for State and local emergency managers; State and local GIS specialists responsible for risk assessment activities; regional personnel responsible for mitigation and response activities; other Federal agencies with a need to conduct risk assessment; and State and local planners.
CECs: 12 Core CECs for CFMs
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