After the Kaikoura Earthquake of 2016, a group of GIS Specialists in New Zealand agreed to meet here in Wellington to discuss best practices for using GIS for Emergency Management. On February 14th and 15th 2017 we will have our first workshop focused on the Wellington Region / Lower North Island.
The workshop will focus on the following objectives:
- Share experiences & demonstrate apps from the recent Kaikoura Earthquake and the preceding Tangaroa Exercise.
- Deploy and test response-ready web mapping applications and procedures.
- Have fun and develop transferable skills / workflows that will also benefit each Organisation in business as usual.
We think this will be a very productive and fun event with over 50 participants from National / Regional / Local government, the private sector, and not-for-profit organisations. Here is more information if you are interested in what will be discussed and the type of training we will be doing.
Training Website (with free tutorials): http://bit.ly/NZGIS4EMTraining
Hopefully there will be more of these events to keep the Emergency Management GIS Community growing strong. Let us know if you think your Region would like to host a GIS for Emergency Management Workshop.