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Katrina Relief Mission – Fourth Deployment

September 26, 2005 For the fourth time in response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster, URISA's GISCorps was asked to provide GIS volunteers to the affected areas. This time the request was for two (2) volunteers who will be deployed to…

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Katrina Relief Mission – Third Deployment

URISA’s GISCorps was contacted by Washington Parish 911 in Southeast Louisiana to assist with map production for FEMA and other agencies involved with Hurricane Katrina recovery. The volunteer for this project is working remotely, from her office in Washington, DC.…

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Katrina Relief Mission – Second Deployment

GISCorps Volunteers - Lucia Barbato (left) and Katy Carpenter (right) GISCorps Volunteers - With NVision Team Members Mike Smith (farthest to the right) and Fred Beaver (standing next to Mike) On September 10, the official request for more volunteers came…

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Katrina Relief Mission – First Deployment

GISCorps Volunteers - First Deployment - The Brain Bus, Mississippi State University On August 30, following the massive devastation of Hurricane Katrina to the Gulf Coast, Talbot Brooks, who was in charge of the emergency efforts in Mississippi, contacted GISCorps'…

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Hurricane Katrina Relief Missions

First Deployment Second Deployment Third Deployment Fourth Deployment Additional Press "I have not taken the time to express my sincerest thanks for the efforts of the GISCorps volunteers tasked to the Mississippi recovery program. I want to thank you for…

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Tsunami Relief with Global MapAid

REPORT FROM MEDAN, INDONESIA -- MARCH 5, 2005 Report and Pictures by Frank Chang Objective My role as a GISCorps volunteer for the Tsunami relief efforts was to serve as an expert advisor to the Global MapAid, a non-governmental organization…

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GISCorps: A Dream Becomes a Reality

The GISCorps is working on its first project, assisting a World Bank mission in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru to evaluate existing GIS capabilities, and to design a methodology for street addressing of the many towns in…

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