Check out Esri’s Blog on “A Look Back: How a GIS Team Guided Response and Recovery After 9/11” published on September 10, 2021 by Ryan Lanclos and David LaShell.
Two decades ago, cutting-edge geospatial tools were deployed by professionals in the response and recovery efforts following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and lessons learned are still guiding software advancements.
- Mapping teams provided critical insight in response to the 9/11 attacks in New York City.
- Experts in the geographic approach created new tools—and new ways of using old ones—to guide relief efforts.
- City agencies quickly shared data, building on the highly detailed NYCMAP basemap, to address crises and solve problems.