Do you want to be involved with your city, county, or local Federal office planning that is in charge making your community safer? This class is for those that want to learn how GIS can proactively prepare communities for potential disasters.
Use ArcGIS Online
Gain insights from a domestic and international disaster risk professional
Get the exact steps to walk through the process for Disaster Risk Reduction planning
Define hazard profiles and delineate hazard areas for your community
Generate maps and communicate your GIS analysis
Advance your knowledge of risk to meaningful actions, making your community safer
Join GIS for DRR and get access to 9 modules that give you the template to create your own GIS-Centric Disaster Risk Reduction analysis platform.
Disaster Risk Primer
(aka Learn the basic principles of disaster risk)
The Box of Reason
(aka How to scope and plan for long term success)
Knowing the Players
(aka Get active with community building)
Top to Bottom Profile
(aka Develop a hazard profile for your region)
(aka Map out hazards and safe areas)
(aka Proactively look at your community assets)
Weighing the Risks
(aka Geospatial risk analysis)
Informing without Alarming
(aka Communicating and planning)
Deal with the Dynamics
(aka Evolving the analysis as you learn more)
Planning templates and meeting facilitation tools
Access to an experienced practitioner's insights
Repeatable workflows and skills that can be repurposed for assessing your community's needs on a range of topics beyond DRR
What You'll Learn
With these skills you will be equipped to lead or contribute to any regional Disaster Risk Reduction plan.
Become Central to DRR
You will learn how to be central in the Disaster Risk Reduction process.
You will learn how to define hazard areas and inventory assets that shed light on potential disaster consequences .
Engage the Community
You will learn how your ArcGIS Online products can compel a community toward improved and more dynamic disaster planning.
Who Should Attend
The GIS industry is projected to be worth $18B by 2023. Despite this massive growth in new applications, there hasn’t been a single place for all of us to quickly learn tried and true skills from successful Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Until Now! The people that purchase this course are:
- College students and graduates looking to get fast track industry insights
- Government professionals looking to retrain themselves and remain relevant
- Corporate professionals looking to maintain a competitive advantage with relevant projects.
About the Instructor
Since 1992 Nate has worked at the confluence of geospatial information and disaster management in both the domestic and international domains. He has been a pioneer in this discipline though his work at USAID's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, FEMA's GIS Solutions Branch, and the DHS Geospatial Management Office. He draws on his field experience as an emergency first responder and international humanitarian. Nate has taught this course at a number of universities.
Nate spends his free time playing, coaching or cheering on his kids at lacrosse throughout the Eastern half of the US. Beyond lacrosse, a perfect day includes hiking historical landscapes to better understand the past and connect with great events and those that lived through them.
Why my course is useful
This course ties together the disciplines of disaster management, planning and GIS in a way that allows them to exceed the sum of their parts and make communities safer. I believe that once you take this course you will see the world in a different, more integrated way and better understand how you can make your community safer, while also developing your career goals.
Why I built it
Following years of supporting disaster response with GIS capability, I came to realize that response was too late! It became clear that GIS had the potential to help communities break the formula of vulnerability and keep these tragedies from occurring in the first place. However, GIS could not do it alone as it takes good science, quality data and an understanding of planning and communications to really affect change.
What I hope for you
My hope is that you and those you train will see the value in these tools and approached and use them to make your communities safer. I also hope that your contributions will be recognized and that your career will advance and as you ascend, this approach will become widely adopted at the highest levels of government and the community.
Here's a Reminder Of EVERYTHING You'll Get Inside of 'Leveraging GIS for DRR'
- Disaster Risk Reduction protocol
- Scoping and Planning
- Hazard profiles
- GIS data compilation for hazard areas
- Quantify risks using GIS
- ArcGIS Online and regional data sharing
- Evolve your analysis for your community
- Connections to DRR network