GEOG 588 introduces the potential of GIS to support emergency (crisis or disaster) management activities, R&D advances that are helping to achieve this potential, and some challenges for the future. This course requires students to exercise analytical and writing skills to develop successful project reports and proposals. Assignments focus on improving students' ability to write and critique proposals to agencies that provide funding to support state and local implementation and application of GIS for Emergency Management and/or to support industry development of new technologies. A semester-long project involves writing in response to real or hypothetical solicitations for a project that targets GIS tool development, implementation, and/or training to support emergency management activities in local, regional, state, national, or international contexts.
This course is part of the following programs: Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security, Masters of Geographic Information Systems, and Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems.