This week, we have explored the 5.12.2008 Sichuan Earthquake and the many ways in which GIS was used to respond and recover from this disaster. The magnitude of the disaster means that for the next several years GIS will continue to have a role in the long-term recovery of the region, and we can already see in subsequent disasters (like Haiti in 2010) that the expectations for GIS outputs continue to evolve at a rapid pace.
Next, we will begin the final lesson for this course. We will devote our attention to the term projects you have been working on throughout the semester. You will submit your final term project assignment materials and participate in a mini-conference to share your findings with your classmates.
Tell us about it!
If there is anything in the lesson materials that you would like to comment on or add to, feel free to post your thoughts to the Lesson 9 Questions and Comments Discussion in Canvas. For example, what did you have the most trouble with in this lesson? Was there anything useful here that you'd like to try in your own work?