Geospatial Data Management Critical to Emergency Response

In the world of emergency management, it is important to know who and what is, or potentially could be, impacted by a disaster. The Center for GIS at Towson University recently developed a new Impact Analysis Tool for the Maryland Emergency Management Agency’s (MEMA). This tool provides on-the-fly analysis to users of MEMA’s current interactive web mapping application, OSPREY. A Critical Role in Emergency Management MEMA has worked to leverage specific spatial data provided and cross reference it with areas impacted by disaster, giving response and recovery operations the ability to generally find out who and what is in...

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