SAME DAY EVENTS:
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|12/18/2017 - 12/21/2017 |
|E190 ArcGIS for Emergency Managers
|Location: Emmitsburg, MD
This is a 4 day resident course
Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
16825 S. Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
This course teaches new GIS users how to apply the ArcGIS for Desktop software to support disaster mitigation, response, recovery, and risk management. ArcGIS for Desktop allows users to analyze their data and create geographic knowledge to examine relationships, test predictions, and ultimately make better decisions. Course participants complete numerous hands-on activities that help them learn to develop informative maps as well as to use tools that answer questions based on where things are located and what is known about them. It also develops a variety of skills that can be used to create, edit, manage, and analyze both spatial and tabular data. While this course does not provide hands-on instruction specifically on Hazus-MH, all activities use Hazus-MH inventory and analysis outputs.
• Learn how GIS can be used by emergency management professionals.
• Develop a working knowledge of the most commonly used ArcGIS tools—particularly those related to creating maps and asking questions.
• Identify examples of advanced GIS tools and techniques that are available for exploration outside of this course.
Selection Criteria: Federal, state, local, and tribal emergency managers as well as specialists responsible for risk assessment, response, recovery, and other emergency management-related activities that have an interest in using ArcGIS to support their needs.
CECs: 12 CECs for CFMs
attendance is free, but registration is required. If admitted to the
course, FEMA will reimburse local, state, U.S. territory, and tribal
government employees for transportation to attend the course, provide
free lodging on campus, and free shuttle to/from nearby airports to the
EMI campus. The only out of pocket cost for local, state, U.S.
territory, and tribal government employees to participate will be for
their time, and the on-campus meal ticket (approximately $110/week).
create a FEMA Student Identification Number (if you don't already have
one), then follow instructions to apply for an on-campus course.
Applications should be submitted a least 4 weeks prior to the course
301-447-1000, email@example.com. Applicants should wait for
their confirmation letter from EMI with their admission status prior to
making travel arrangements.