Wednesday, October 26, 2005

ESRI Provides Emergency Response Services to Pakistan Following Earthquake

In response to the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that occurred October 8, in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan, ESRI is providing a number of geographic information system (GIS) support services designed to assist responding agencies and victims.

To request emergency software, data/imagery, or services/consulting assistance, complete and submit the Request Emergency Assistance form located at the ESRI Earthquake Response page ( All requests for assistance should be justified and show direct support for the disaster. Contact the Disaster Help Coordination team for general request inquiries via e-mail - Disaster_help[at] and include the Assist ID number and agency name in the e-mail subject line.

In addition, ESRI is working closely with URISA's GISCorps, a nonprofit organization, to coordinate short-term, volunteer-based GIS services to the affected area. GIS professionals who would like to volunteer time and services should complete the online application on URISA's GISCorps Web site. Agencies and organizations assisting in relief efforts that are searching for volunteers with GIS expertise can e-mail the GISCorps committee members at info[at] for a list of qualified applicants.

Source: Directions Magazine
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