In the wake of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, several key lessons were learned about large-scale, multi-agency disaster response as it pertains to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the Global Positioning System (GPS). This article discusses those lessons and reveals Extension education opportunities that can greatly streamline local interagency and intragency emergency response/homeland security efforts.
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Brown, S. C., Crum, S., & Foote, V. (2003). GIS and GPS Emergency Response Lessons Learned from the Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster. The Journal of Extension, 41(4), Article 17. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol41/iss4/17