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Intro The Applications Prototype Lab was asked to create an app that would collect and record cellular signal strength at various locations around the new Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve. Two of us did just that: my colleague Al Pascual wrote the iOS version, and I wrote the Android version.   Though we used very different approaches—some of… (Show more)
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The Web AppBuilder Team has done a fantastic job of supporting the US National Grid with the Grid Overlay, Grid Reference, Coordinate Conversion, etc. but this is a capability that needs to be pervasive throughout all apps.   Audience: All First Responders and Emergency Managers Problem: US National Grid is the official coordinate notation for…
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Click to view contentLesson: Prepare for Search and Rescue Incidents | Learn ArcGIS    After a few years of teaching how to deploy MapSAR Online, Alix Vezina and I decided it was time to open up the no-cost training to a much wider audience.    In this lesson, you'll create a web map to prepare data for search operations. Your map will contain static base data… (Show more)
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Access the Podcast: GIS in Urban Search and Rescue – Mapping Technology in Public Safety  Mapping Tech in Public Safety interviewed Chief John Morrison with the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department and Battalion Chief Ry Kendrick with the Fairfax County Fire Department.  Both are members of the Virginia Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1 (see bios… (Show more)
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Learn how state and federal USAR teams use GIS and mobile applications to collect real-time data for hurricane response.
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