ABSTRACT

'LLIS.gov' Resource Compilation for the 20 May 2013 Oklahoma Tornado: Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographic Information System (GIS), and Remote Sensing Technology   [open pdf - 329KB]

"The LLIS.gov [Lessons Learned Information Sharing] team has compiled various resources to help support efforts and initiatives focused on preparedness, response, and recovery following the May 20, 2013, Oklahoma Tornado. These resources are topic-specific and have been analyzed in order to provide support during the tornado response. This document includes information related to use of Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographic Information System (GIS), and remote sensing technology during disaster response and recovery operations. Following a disaster, emergency responders may struggle to navigate devastated neighborhoods where no recognizable landmarks are left. The LLIS.gov team found that in recent years emergency personnel have started using GPS, GIS, and remote sensing technology extensively to navigate disaster areas, create disaster map, and deploy assets and resources. Listed below are selected resources related to the use of GPS, GIS, and remote sensing technology in disaster response."

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Date:
2013-06-18?
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Public Domain
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United States. Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
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