Volume XXXVIII-4/C21
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXVIII-4/C21, 137-142, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXVIII-4-C21-137-2011
© Author(s) 2011. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXVIII-4/C21, 137-142, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXVIII-4-C21-137-2011
© Author(s) 2011. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  31 Aug 2011

31 Aug 2011

GIS IN THE WORLD TRADE CENTER RESPONSE: 10 YEARS AFTER

M. Kevany M. Kevany
  • Independent Emergency Management Advisor, Silver Spring, MD, USA

Keywords: Emergency Management, GIS, World Trade Center, New York City, GIS Developments

Abstract. The World Trade Center attack of 9/11/01 and the response brought major attention to GIS as a valuable tool for supporting emergency management and response. That attention led to the allocation of considerable resources to the enhancement of GIS. This paper is intended to provide a look back at the events prior to and immediately following the attack, review of GIS in the response and recovery efforts, explore the emergence of GIS in Emergency Management from the impetus generated in the NYC experience and explore the challenges yet facing the use of GIS in emergency management. The author participated in the WTC response as a member of the Emergency Mapping and Data Center component of the Emergency Operations Center through which the response was managed.