One of the premiere emergency management/GIS events in the nation is coming to the southeast this fall.
National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation, Esri, and other partners are bringing the 2017 National Geospatial Preparedness Summit (NGPS) this August 7-9 to the University of Alabama.
The National Geospatial Preparedness Summit (NGPS) brings together public safety practitioners and GIS responders – to build skills in developing and implementing GIS-based decision support tools, share best practices, build peer relationships, and validate skills and capabilities through workshops and exercises. The NGPS is the Nation's only preparedness summit dedicated to advancing the use of location-enabled decision support technology & data. It will feature new and expanded technical and operational hands-on training, prominent keynote speakers, site visits, and a functional exercise.
There is no cost for local, state, tribal, and Federal government participants. Breakfast and lunch is provided all days, along with hosted networking events and evening receptions.
Opportunities are still available to submit an abstract for a potential speaking role, map gallery submissions, and travel scholarship applications.
Space is limited, be sure to Register Today! (http://napsgfoundation.org/ngps)
In addition to the travel scholarships that are available from NAPSG, FDEM may also assist covering travel costs for folks working with the Florida Emergency GIS Response Team (http://www.floridadisaster.org/gis/egrt).