Exemplar City is a model that municipal governments can follow when faced with a wide variety of challenges such as responding to a local emergency or crisis, mitigating economic impacts, dealing with workforce skill or capacity issues, or facing overwhelming infrastructure demands such as those presented during a catastrophic weather event.
Blueprint for Safety
In 2014, members of GEO Huntsville's GEOINT and Responder working group launched this disaster rapid response regional pilot program. Work is underway to discover, define and test the current data collection and technology integration methods. The aim is to demonstrate how existing and emerging technologies can enhance geospatial intelligence gathering through information sharing platforms to improve multi-jurisdictional rapid response.
This annual workshop is held during the Space and Missile Defense Symposium. The objective is to provide a deeper understanding of how geospatial technology can support both the local and national intelligence community for fighting terrorism or assisting response efforts in the event of a natural disaster. It serves as a networking opportunity to connect stakeholders with solution providers. Likewise the intent is to illustrate the regional expertise among the technology companies undertaking GEOINT services and applications in the Huntsville and North Alabama region.