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SAR Mapping Course @SARSceneCanada

For those of you who are going to Canada’s National Search and Rescue Conference in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island October 22-26, 2015, (SARScene) we just want to give you a heads up that there will be a workshop on Thursday, October 22 devoted to mapping and GIS specifically for search and rescue location data management. The course includes almost three hours of hands on tutorial with SAR Explorer (SARX), as well as demonstrations of using MapSAR and ArcGIS online for more collaborative SARGIS data management efforts. 

The description of the course, and a link to the course description on the SARScene 2015 website are at the end of the post. There are still about a half dozen spots available in the workshop, so if SAR GIS is your thing, don’t miss out!

SAR Mapping – http://www.sarscene.ca/2015/training_e.asp
It is not too late to sign up for SARScene – Registration Page / Renseignements

In this course we will share best practices for using mapping technology and the power of geographic information for both short-term and long-term search operations. We will discuss three technology options in detail and you will learn some hands-on skills. This course is a great opportunity to learn how to use software that provides virtually everything a team needs to mange spatial information during a search operation. Even if your team has already chosen to use a different mapping platform, this session will still be valuable as a way to expand your knowledge on efficiently managing GIS (geographic information system) data during a search.


  • Norman Deschamps – Search Manager and GIS Analyst, Tri-County Ground Search and Rescue Association, New Brunswick
  • Paul J. Doherty, PhD – WiSAR Specialist, National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation

Location: Rodd Charlottetown – Georgian Terrace
Time: 8:00 – 16:00

Norman Deschamps, creator of SAR Explorer
Paul Doherty, SARGIS enthusiasts

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