The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

The GIS office at American Red Cross is deeply involved in international disaster response and disaster preparedness programs throughout the world. This site is a working website with links to many of the tools and resources we use to organize and accomplish our work. We are encouraging Red Cross Societies in countries around the globe to take advantage of open-source geospatial technologies for better project management and reporting.