Emergency Planning and Response: GIS to the Rescue!

Event Details

On November 20, 2014, the British Columbia Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA BC) hosted a one day seminar about Emergency Planning and Response using GIS. In this seminar, we explored how geospatial technologies are being used in risk mitigation, public safety preparedness, and in response to small or large scale emergency events. Thank you for joining us as we heard a number of our peers discuss their solutions and decision making processes.

Date: November 20, 2014
Time: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Location: Hilton Vancouver Metrotown 6083 MacKay Avenue, Burnaby, BC



  • Emergency Preparedness and Risk Mitigation: Deploying GIS in the Field
    Presented by Jonathon McIntyre, i-Open Technologies
  • The BC Coroners Service’s Enhanced Identification Geographic Information System
    Presented by Randy Dalit, Office of the Chief Coroner
  • 3D Laser Scanning Applications - Municipal EMS Services
    Presented by Scott McKever, Canyon Logics
  • Emergency Event Map Viewer System
    Presented by Robert Darts, E-COMM 911
  • Utilizing Modern Tablets and Mobile Devices for Search and Rescue and other Emergency Responses
    Presented by Andy Muma, Skeena Region Smithers
  • Natural Disasters NYC – Hurricane Sandy
    Presented by Colin Spikes, Socrata
  • Using GIS for assessing risks from earthquakes
    Presented by Nicky Hastings, Natural Resources Canada
  • Mining Municipal Data to Support Emergency Response
    Presented by Adam Chadwick, City of Kamloops


Event Sponsors

URISA BC thanks the SPONSORS and PRESENTERS for making this event possible.


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