Education & Training

The Polis Center at IUPUI offers a variety of training and education opportunities.  We specialize in the application of geographic information systems tools and methods that support disaster risk assessment and mitigation planning.  Our course portfolio includes multiple introductory through advanced courses in FEMA’s Hazus-MH natural hazard loss estimation tool. Many of our courses are FEMA-authorized and we provide on-site training to make it easier for you. All of the FEMA courses are 4 days in length.

We also design complete customized spatial technology programs that reflect the processes and workflows unique to individual communities and organizations. For example, The Polis Center developed a one-day workshop on techniques for evaluating the social and economic risks associated with earthquakes that could impact the State of Indiana for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. This workshop included hands-on training in the use of Hazus-MH and other GIS tools.

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