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WiSARGIS Blog - Au Québec: A good place to go missing

05-28-2015 06:18 AM
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WiSAR and GIS Blog: Au Québec: A good place to go missing (<--Full article and French translation available)

On May 22nd, 2015 I had the pleasure of attending a meeting hosted by the Sureté du Québec and Université Laval CRG. The topic was using GIS for missing person search operations. We introduced ourselves and quickly began sharing how each agency is currently using mapping for planning and operations. There were over 30 people in attendance from multiple agencies and the faculty at Université Laval.

Overall, I am extremely impressed with the widespread use of GIS for search operations in Québec. I am especially excited about the partnership forged between the Université de Laval and Sureté du Québec. I hope that all in attendance know they are welcome to post questions to the SARGIS Group and will continue to share their techniques with the rest of the community.

Capture.PNG    Isochrones produced by Miguel Blanco's missing person model- here is a link to his Prezi

Is anyone else in the Québec Province using GIS for Search and Rescue? Please comment below, follow our blog for more updates: WiSAR and GIS Blog and contact Alain Croteau at the Sureté du Québec.

Many thanks to Esri Canada's @Pierre Bilodeau and @Guillaume Pelud for being there to answer questions about software and the Esri Canada Non-Profit Organization Program.

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