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The 7th Annual Search and Rescue GIS Workshop and Meeting #SARGIS7

The SARGIS Working Group within the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation will be hosting the 7th Annual SARGIS Workshop and Meeting (#SARGIS7).

Read the report and access the final agenda, presentations, etc. at: http://wisarandgis.blogspot.com/2015/11/sargis7-report.html

To Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ebj3nub834a6869b&llr=nplxpbdab

Where: Columbia College in Sonora, CA

When: November 12-15, 2015


Cost: Free 

Workshop: The workshop will include a 1.5 days of hands-on training with ArcGIS Desktop (MapSAR_Ex / IGT4SAR) along with GPS field exercises. There will also be a lesson on how to use the free ArcGIS Explorer Desktop app for basic SAR Mapping (SAR Explorer) and SARTopo.


Meeting: The meeting will have a keynote address, presentations, and discussion forums. This event will focus primarily on using GIS best practices for missing person search operations, but will address diverse topics such as:

  • Review existing GIS and mapping tools for SAR
  • New SARGIS tools (Web GIS, mobile apps, etc.)
  • UAS, drones, and GIS
  • Cell Phone Analysis GIS
  • Remote Collaboration
  • Update from the California GISCorps
  • Standards for SARGIS symbology, SOGs, training, etc.
  • Urban Search and Rescue GIS
  • Preventative Search and Rescue GIS

Audience: GIS Professionals & Students interested in learning how they can help SAR teams, Search and Rescue personnel (paid and unpaid) who want to know more about GIS for SAR, and other Public Safety professionals interested in attending so they can operationalize the use of geographic information systems.

Agenda (more  details to follow)

Morning & Early Afternoon

Late Afternoon

Plenary Session Students, Professors, GIS Professionals, SAR Professionals, Public Safety Professionals, outdoor recreationalists

Evening

Social

A chance to meet the attendees and socialize. Location to be announced (local pub / restaurant).

Presentations and
Discussion Forums
SAR
Professionals, GIS Professionals
Presentations and Discussion Forums
SAR Professionals, GIS Professionals



Lodging

HOTEL / MOTEL with Special Rate

THE ALADDIN INN

Address:  14260 Mono Way, Sonora, CA 95370

Distance from Columbia College:  8 Miles / 15-17 Minutes

Cost:  $72 for Thursday Night & $80 for the remaining Weekend Nights for any attendee of the SARGIS7 Conference.

CAMPING / RV OPTIONS

TUTTLETOWN CAMPGROUND AT NEW MELONES RESERVOIR

Address:  Reynolds Ferry Rd, Sonora, CA 95370

Distance from Columbia College:  9 Miles / 13-15 Minutes

Cost:  $22 per night for Standard Campsite; $18 a night for Walk-In Campsite (No Special Arrangements for the Conference were available)

MARBLE QUARRY RV PARK

Address:  11551 Yankee Hill Road, Columbia, CA 95310

Distance from Columbia College: 2 Miles / 4-5 Minutes

Cost:  $40 per night for RV; $25 per night for Tent Camping (No Special Arrangements for the Conference were available)

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