Do your written standard operating procedures include the use of geospatial information in your workflow and decision-making processes?

Do you know the name of your state GIS coordinator?

Do you have contact information for the state GIS coordinator and his or her backup?

Does your state GIS coordinator know who his or her emergency management counterpart is in your organization?

Does the state GIS coordinator have around-the-clock contact information for his or her emergency management counterpart and his or her backup?

Do the state GIS coordinator and the state emergency management counterpart (and their respective backups) hold regular meetings to determine any gaps in their geospatial support for your emergency management operations?

Have action plans been developed to bridge those gaps?

Have you established agreements with adjoining jurisdictions and with state and federal governments to share data and products?

Have you established agreements with adjoining jurisdictions and with state and federal governments that determine what data and tools will be used during an emergency?

Have you developed agreements between geospatial professional teams at the municipal, state, and federal levels that identify the roles that each level will play and who will produce what in order to avoid duplication of effort during a large event?

(For the state emergency management agency) Have you worked with the state GIS coordinator to develop an inventory with around-the-clock contact information for GIS coordinators, their emergency management counterparts, and their respective backups in each county or major municipality in your state?

(For the state emergency management agency) Has this information been distributed to the emergency management community and the GIS coordinators in each county or major municipality in your state?

(For FEMA) Have you developed a secure web site with around-the-clock contact information for GIS coordinators, their emergency management counterparts, and their respective backups in each state?

(For FEMA) Has this information been distributed to the federal agencies that respond to emergencies as well as to the emergency management community and the GIS coordinators in each state?



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