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Following the World Trade Center Crisis, a need existed to improve the response time for imagery collections to support GIS and emergency operations. With a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Domestic Preparedness, EarthData demonstrated that imagery can be collected, processed, ortho-rectified, and disseminated almost immediately following a crisis. ARIES (Airborne Rapid Imaging for Emergency Support) demonstrated this capability at the Picatinny Arsenal in November 2004. Using GIS and remote sensing tools, more than five gigabytes of data was collected and made available to users in a field setting.