Planning GIS for Emergency Management

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Course Description

Geospatial perspectives and technologies play a major role in planning for and responding to emergencies. Geospatial tools - from aerial mapping techniques to data acquisition, are changing rapidly as is emergency management as the frequency and magnitude of crises and disasters are increasing.
This course provides an understanding of how geospatial perspectives and technologies support all stages of emergency management activities, from small scale emergency management efforts to large scale disaster/humanitarian efforts. This includes learning about commonly used and emerging geospatial tools. It also includes an exploration of advancements in data collection, processing and analysis capabilities, such as unmanned aerial systems, geospatial artificial intelligence, volunteered geographic information, social media, and many more.

This course is part of the following programs: Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems, Masters of Geographic Information Systems, and Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security.

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You can view the entire course here: Spatial Data Science for Emergency Management (GEOG 858)

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Matt Beaty

In addition to teaching for Penn State's Online Geospatial Education Program, I work for the Australian Government Department of Health in the Health Informatics and Analytics Branch. Before joining the Department of Health, I was a Senior Experimental Scientist in the Cities Program and Climate Adaptation Flagship at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia's national research lab. Before that, I did my Ph.D. work in Geography at Penn State!

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