GIS for Emergency Management and Continuity Planning Course

GIS for Emergency Management and Continuity Planning is an online UIC course that provides a general overview of how GIS is used for:

  • Gathering and analyzing intelligence
  • Protecting critical infrastructure
  • Responding to complex emergencies
  • Preparing for disease outbreaks and bioterrorism
  • Securing complex events
  • Simulating disasters

The major educational objectives of this course are to:

  • Promote a critical understanding of the techniques associated with GIS in many application areas found in Emergency Management and Continuity Planning
  • Develop an appreciation for the issues and limitations related to the use of GIS

This course relies on ArcGIS, a widely used software tool for mapping and spatial reasoning. Assignments and a project – all tailored to include spatial data familiar to emergency management professionals – will be used to:

  • Illustrate problems and solutions
  • Stimulate discussions
  • Integrate GIS design principles into the many applications found in Emergency Management and Continuity Planning

Note: This course requires basic understanding of emergency management principals.

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