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GIS in Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief
Track: Disaster Management and Emergency Response
Author(s): Jeff Eisman

Samaritans Purse International Relief provides aid to those affected by disasters internationally as well as in the United States. The presentation will show how GIS is used in our North American Disaster relief as they respond to disasters. GIS is able to help with staging site selection, disaster monitoring, field assessment to help efficiently allocate resources to help as many people as possible. GIS has helped Samaritanís Purse respond quicker in a disaster situation by providing relevant information to decision makers.

Jeff Eisman
Samaritan's Purse International Relief
801 Bamboo Rd
Boone , North Carolina 28607
United States
Phone: 828-262-1980
E-mail: jeisman@samaritan.org