GEOG 858
Spatial Data Science for Emergency Management

Summary and Final Tasks



In this lesson, you have received an introduction to some of the major concepts associated with spatial data science for emergency management. You reviewed the four basic stages of emergency management and read some background material that defines common terms to geospatial science and emergency management.

Disasters and emergencies provide a wide range of opportunities for geospatial systems to play an important role, and in future lessons, we will delve into these possibilities in detail.

This week, we covered our first emerging technology theme. I've created a page for every lesson that focuses on a different technology theme that I think is relevant in some way to future geospatial applications for emergency management. When we are concerned about planning future geospatial systems, it is essential to become aware of new technology trends that could significantly impact how systems work in the not-too-distant future.

In the next lesson, we will review the range of hazards and emergencies that may require the use of spatial data science to aid mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery efforts.

Reminder - Complete all of the Lesson 1 tasks!

You have reached the end of Lesson 1! Double-check the to-do list on the Lesson 1 Checklist page to make sure you have completed all of the activities listed there before you begin Lesson 2.


If you have any questions, please post to the Canvas Discussion Forum called "General Questions" or email the instructor via Canvas conversations (if the question is personal in nature).