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EMERG 135 - Mapping and Data Analysis Tools

3.0 Credits
Mapping tools provide a series of visual maps including modeling or a simulation of disaster effects on a specific community. Introduces students to mapping tools and desktop applications for mapping to conduct emergency planning, data analysis, and resource management for emergency management.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a clear and confident use of the features of a mapping software “Depiction” as an application in planning analysis for emergency management. [REASON]
  2. Use mapping software to identify potential impacts/vulnerabilities and allocate resources under various emergency/disaster scenarios. [REASON]
  3. Collaborate with others to maintain a real-time Common Operating Picture during a simulated incident/emergency exercise or real event. [COMMUNICATE]
  4. Deliver a Community/Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness visual presentation in the class. [COMMUNICATE]
  5. Research FEMA HAZUS-MH Geographic Information System (GIS) and specific community hazard vulnerability. [ACT]
  6. Build a library of maps pre-populated with data and elements appropriate for responding to the most likely emergency management scenarios in a community. [ACT]
  7. Use mapping software as a platform for building and executing a table-top exercise. [ACT]

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