This week, you took on the task of developing a case study analysis of the 2021 Haiti earthquake, focusing specifically on the role of geospatial analysis during emergency management phases. This was presented via a Story Map that can be shared with others in an interesting and accessible format. We also discussed the AI and how it is being developed in the geospatial realm as geoAI. I like that this class juxtaposes a consideration of the practical needs of emergency management now with cutting edge trends that are changing things very quickly. I didn't ask about this earlier, but can you envisage ways geoAI (or other emerging themes) could be brought to bear if the Nepal event were to happen now? As we have seen, what seemed to be impossible or cutting edge a few years ago are mainstays today.
Next week, you will consider another case study about an event that occurred late in 2018, the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami. This event has so many interesting dimensions, many of which we have been studying and discussing in this class, including logistics, social vulnerability, multiple hazards, national and international responses, and even civil unrest! For the final Emerging Theme, we will revisit some of the real-time GIS advances covered in Lesson 5 in greater detail by discussing the Internet of Things (IoT).
Reminder - Complete all of the Lesson 8 tasks!
You have reached the end of Lesson 8! Double-check the to-do list on the Lesson 8 Overview page to make sure you have completed all of the activities listed there before you begin Lesson 9.