Esri Blog on 9/11 Response and Recovery

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.

Key Takeaways

  • 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.

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