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The Esri Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge Is On

We use Esri at DisasterMap.net. Esri and the United Nations are working hard to help communities build resilience to impending twenty-first century disasters. One way Esri – the world leader in GIS – is helping is through its Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge. The app challenge is born from the United Nations Office of Disaster…


GIS and the Feds ~Joe Francica, Directions Magazine

The Esri Federal GIS (#fedgis) Conference kicks off today in Washington, D.C. the first major GIS event since last fall’s government shutdown. The mood might be described as tentative at best. The reason is continuing uncertainty just how much money will be available for GIS investment, once a lock for funding. However, if there is money…


Micro-mapping Philippine’s Typhoon Yolonda / Haiyan disaster ~IRIN

Micro-mapping is under the spotlight three days after Typhoon Haiyan barreled into the central Philippines, affecting close to 10 million people, with thousands more feared dead. “The speed in which information can be filtered, categorized, and geo-located [has] increased dramatically through the use of digital humanitarian organizations and technology,” Cat Graham, a coordinator with the…