CaGIS/ASPRS 2013 Specialty Conference
Imaging and Mapping for Disaster Management: From the Individual to the Global Community
San Antonio, Texas * October 27 - 30, 2013
Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk
The Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) and the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) will join together to co-host the CaGIS/ASPRS 2013 Specialty Conference in San Antonio, Texas!
The Conference theme, Imaging and Mapping for Disaster Management: From the Individual to the Global Community, asks the critical emergency preparedness questions such as:
- Where did the event occur?
- Where are people in relation to the event?
- How fast/far/in what direction is the event moving?
- Where and by what route can people (and animals, supplies, relief workers, and aid) come into or leave the area of an event?
The critical component necessary to answer all of these questions is accurate, current geospatial information. This information can take many forms and can be used in just as many ways. Providers of the information are also highly varied from sophisticated commercial satellite imagery providers to individual citizens with cell phones.
This conference will explore the wide range of tools, technology, and applications employed to prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies of local, national, and global scales.
Key conference themes/topics:
- Humanitarian GIS/volunteered geographic information/citizen science/social media
- The role of commercial, licensed imagery and data in emergency response
- GIS preparedness from a community, national, and international perspective (city/county government; national (DHS, NGA); Red Cross, OSM, Tsunami Warning System, Global Seismic Network)
- Emergency Response applications/examples – what works, what doesn't
- The role of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in emergency response.
- The role of sensor networks in emergency detection and response (GEOSS)
- Is there still a role for a paper map? What maps are people using in the field in emergency response situations?
- Coordinate systems and emergency response: where am I?
- Visual analytic solutions for preparing and responding to emergencies
San Antonio, Texas, the ninth largest city in the United States, whose heritage, culture, traditions and natural beauty combine into a unique blend that has attracted throngs for hundreds of years. From the Spanish missionaries in 1691 to today’s corporate executives and visiting families, all have found this a very inviting city from its many outdoor sports activities, world-renown museums and historical sites.
The not-to-be missed Alamo is among the most famous of these. Unquestionably, the just recently expanded San Antonio River Walk is a highlight for all visitors, offering restaurants too numerous to mention with shops featuring merchandise that cannot easily be found elsewhere.
San Antonio is definitely a great city and one you must personally experience at this conference! Why not bring the family? Complete city details can be found at the Convention and Visitors Bureau web site www.SanAntoinioVisit.com.
Join us in San Antonio!