Education & Training

This course builds valuable skills for effectively using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools, with emphasis on Hazus-MH, to support disaster operations. Participants learn the roles and responsibilities of the disaster management team as well as how GIS can support the activities that they perform. Particular emphasis is placed on strategies for identifying, acquiring, and analyzing appropriate GIS compatible data for disaster operations. Numerous hands-on activities provide examples of effective applications of GIS tools, with a focus on Hazus-MH.

These activities address areas such as debris management, sheltering, and infrastructure damage assessment. Participants also complete a capstone activity that provides an opportunity to use Hazus-MH to support a realistic disaster scenario that is based on a community of interest to the participants.

To learn more, email Kevin Mickey.