H o w t o u s e t h e g u i d e
H u m a n i t a r i a n M a p p i n g
G P S G o o g l e E a r t h M a p W i n d o w A n n e x
This guide has been authored principally by Naomi Morris of MapAction withassistance from the MapAction team. Grateful thanks are due to the Dulverton Trust who provided funding to research and write the guide. For providing technical input and advice thanks are also due to Ramiro Galvez of UNDAC,Bhupinder Tomar of IFRC, Charlie Mason of Save the Children, Joe Kratochvilof US USAR, the Communications and Information Services Branch OCHA,Kester Riley of Riley Trading Limited and Stephan Steiner .MapAction ( www.mapaction.org )is a non-
governmental organisation that specialisesin using geospatial technologies at field levelin humanitarian emergencies. When disasterstrikes a region, a MapAction team arrivesquickly at the scene and creates a stream of unique maps that depict the situation as thecrisis unfolds. Aid agencies rely on thesemaps to coordinate the relief effort. Thecharity also believes in assisting with efforts to prepare for disaster events;training international emergency professionals as well as national staff, all of whom work in disaster response.
This guide has been compiled from MapAction’s experience in disaster
preparedness and relief operations drawn from many training sessions anddisaster emergency missions; however every situation is different. We greatly value comments and suggestions, and we will do our best to answer yourquestions about using GIS and GPS for humanitarian mapping in the field:please firstname.lastname@example.org .
Copyright © 2009 MapAction. Any part of this field guide may becited, copied, adapted, translated and further distributed for non-commercial purposes without prior permission from MapAction, provided the original source is clearly stated.