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Tradecraft

This section of the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) geospatial Concept of Operations (GeoCONOPS) is dedicated to promoting the geospatial tradecraft, professional development, and building a stronger community of interest across industry, academia, government, professional organizations and individual stakeholders. The goal is to advance education, training, and skill development to broaden, and optimize, the utility and value of geospatial across the homeland security enterprise. The section consists of training, operating procedures, capability assessment tools, templates, and other resources that are available to the community to advance the tradecraft by developing an agile, expert and diverse workforce that delivers mission-oriented results.

National Wildfire Coordination Group – Standards for Geospatial Operations

Overview:
The NWCG Standards for Geospatial Operations ensure consistency in the delivery of GIS products and services.  They must be adhered to for incident Geographic Information System Specialist (GISS) activities. They focus on the work performed by a GISS to fulfill the GIS needs of the Planning Section of the Incident Management Team and include guidelines, procedures, processes, best practices, specifications, techniques, and methods. Some components of these standards may change more frequently, like the National Incident Feature Services, or be fairly static like the File Naming conventions.
Agency: NWCG
Contact Info:
URL: https://www.nwcg.gov/publications/pms936

New Madrid Earthquake Scenario

Overview:
The GeoCONOPS uses a detailed scenario to outline the expected geospatial activities that would occur as a result of a catastrophic New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) earthquake. Documenting the timing for application of geospatial tools as a result of a NMSZ scenario provides an understanding of activities resulting from an earthquake no-notice event. The geospatial activities can be applied to response efforts of an actual catastrophic event or support disaster exercises.
Agency: DHS
Contact Info:
URL: https://communities.geoplatform.gov/geoconops/2018/09/01/the-new-madrid-earthquake-scenario/

NFHL GIS Services User Guide

Overview:
Guide to access National Flood Hazard Layer GIS services
Agency: FEMA
Contact Info:
URL: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/33052

Nuclear Materials Facilities

Overview:
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission maps showing locations nuclear material facilities and other related infrastructure including fuel cycle, uranium, and sites undergoing decommissioning.
Agency: NRC
Contact Info:
URL: http://www.nrc.gov/info-finder/materials/

Nuclear Waste Transportation Routes

Overview:
Static maps showing highways and rail routes most likely used to transport high level nuclear waste.
Agency: NRC
Contact Info:
URL: http://www.state.nv.us/nucwaste/states/us.htm

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Standards

Overview:
OGC standards are technical documents that detail interfaces or encodings. Software developers use these documents to build open interfaces and encodings into their products and services. These standards are the main "products" of the Open Geospatial Consortium and have been developed by the membership to address specific interoperability challenges.
Agency: OGC
Contact Info:
URL: http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

Overview:
Part of the tsunami warning system program through NOAA, and serves as the operational center for TWS of the Pacific issuing bulletins and warnings to participating members and other nations.
Agency: NOAA
Contact Info:
URL: https://www.tsunami.gov/

Priorities for GEOINT Research at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NAS Study)

Overview:
The goal of the study was to examine both “hard problems” in geospatial science that must be addressed to improve geospatial intelligence, and promising methods and tools in geospatial science and related disciplines to pursue in order to resolve these problems. The results of this study are intended to help NGA’s chief scientist to anticipate and prioritize geospatial science research directions and, by doing so, to enhance NGA’s mix of research as it addresses these priorities.
Agency: NAS, NGA
Contact Info:
URL: https://www.nap.edu/catalog/11601/priorities-for-geoint-research-at-the-national-geospatial-intelligence-agency

Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program

Overview:
FEMA's REP Program coordinates the National effort to provide state, local, and tribal governments with relevant and executable planning, training, and exercise guidance and policies necessary to ensure that adequate capabilities exist to prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from incidents involving commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs).
Agency: FEMA
Contact Info:
URL: https://www.fema.gov/radiological-emergency-preparedness-program

Ready.Gov Emergency Alerts

Overview:
Public safety officials use timely and reliable systems to alert you and your family in the event of natural or man-made disasters. This page describes different warning alerts you can receive and the types of devices that receive the alerts.
Agency: Ready.Gov, FEMA
Contact Info:
URL: https://www.ready.gov/alerts

Updated on October 5, 2020