22 URISA's GISCorps Volunteers Respond to the Call for Typhoon Pam

Des Plaines, IL, March 25, 2015 -- Twenty-two GISCorps volunteers responded to the call for Typhoon Pam, which devastated the island nation of Vanuatu on March 13, 2015.  The Digital Humanitarian Network was activated by the  UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and member organizations formed interdisciplinary teams to quickly monitor, process, and analyze incoming information from social media.  GISCorps partnered with Humanity Road and  PeaceGeeks to provide spatial context to social media input, resulting in data and maps to share with the humanitarian community.

Examples of these data can be seen in two maps created within Esri ArcGIS Online:

The GISCorps team was led by Heather Milton, with additional coordination and technical support from Carol Kraemer and David Litke in the five-day around-the-clock online operation.  Volunteers assisted with geo-locating needed information and creating the maps. The GISCorps team utilized Skype, Google Apps and ArcGIS Online for the effort.

About URISA’s GISCorps: A program of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) since 2003, GISCorps coordinates short term, volunteer GIS services to underprivileged communities worldwide. Our services support humanitarian relief, community development, local capacity building, health and education. GISCorps is run by a Core Committee who e-meet monthly but e-communicate daily. Since its inception, GISCorps has attracted over 3,450 volunteers from 96 countries. To date, GISCorps has deployed 664 volunteers (from 47 countries) to 160 missions in 56 countries around the globe. These volunteers have contributed over 20,000 working hours towards those missions. For more information, visit www.giscorps.org

Contacts:
Wendy Nelson
Executive Director - URISA
Email Contact  
www.urisa.org   
847-824-6300

Mark Your Calendar:

URISA Leadership Academy - June 22-26, 2015 - Denver, Colorado

2015 GIS in Transit Conference - September 1-3, 2015 - Washington, DC

GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015 - October 18-22, 2015 - Spokane, Washington

GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference - February 22-25, 2016 - Savannah, GA

 

 

 




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