Technology + Humanitarian Relief Barcamp (June 2009)

Mark A. Whitney's Blog (2)

The Importance of "GPS Coordinates": Hurricane Dean AAR

Another Good After Action Report (AAR)

Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management's 2007 Hurricane Dean AAR

The importance of "GPS Coordinates"

"The SOC should consider including the GPS coordinates of key locations (including reception centers, command centers, fuel points, etc.) in communications."

(One can bet there were many more similar lessons from the 2008 hurricane season.)

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Added by Mark A. Whitney on June 16, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Preparedness for Earthquake Season - A Common Language of Location

Preparedness for Earthquake Season (

While often times a year or more is spent planning for special events, and even hurricanes can provide a few days advance notice, there are many other human caused or natural hazards where all response and recovery assets will need to be on “the same map sheet of music” (to borrow from former FEMA director James Lee Witt’s Feb. 2002 White Paper), day one, hour one and beyond if we are to best… Continue

Added by Mark A. Whitney on June 13, 2009 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

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