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ID
14-508-1210
Name
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Field Data Collection Team
Status
Published
Updated
11/18/2019 3:02:04 PM
Released
11/07/2017
Description
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Field Data Collection Team is responsible for using mobile data collection devices to gather GIS data in the field prior to, during, and after an incident. This resource also supports the integration of the GIS-enabled field data into maps and situational awareness tools.
Resource Category
Geographic Info Systems and Info Technology
Primary Core Capability
Planning
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Team
Overall Function
The GIS Field Data Collection Team: 1. Actively collects data from the field with hardware and software, or passively collects data with other Global Positioning System (GPS) capable mobile data collection devices 2. Collects and integrates relevant GIS field data is into maps and situational awareness tools for incident management personnel and decision makers to use
Composition and Ordering Specifications
1. Discuss logistics for deploying this team, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals prior to deployment 2. Order a GIS Map Support Team to convert GIS Field Data Collection Team-collected field data into maps for situational awareness and decision making 3. The team should have internet access through a local area or wireless network
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
MINIMUM PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 18
Type 24
MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21 - National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 1 GIS Analyst
SUPPORT PERSONNEL PER TEAMThe requestor may increase the number of people assigned to collect data.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1 - NIMS Type 2 GIS Analyst 3 - NIMS Type 1 Field Data Entry Technician
Type 21 - NIMS Type 2 GIS Analyst 2 - NIMS Type 1 Field Data Entry Technician
Information Technology Equipment Per Team MemberLaptops should be workstation-grade and include GIS viewing software, production software, editing software, and analysis software.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Laptop
Field Data Collection Equipment Per Team MemberMobile data collection devices depend on internet connectivity. Mobile data collection device examples include tablets and smartphones with GPS capability, cameras, and the ability to communicate with GIS software and data.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Mobile data collection devices
Storage and Distribution Equipment Per TeamNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21 - Server
TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT PER TEAMVehicles should have 4-wheel drive capable of operating in an incident area and have an inverter to power computer hardware. Team can use vehicles as workspaces if no fixed facilities or other locations exist to house team and equipment.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 3 - Vehicles
Type 22 - Vehicles
Communications Equipment Per Team MemberConsider alternate forms of communication, such as satellite phones, based on the mission assignment and team needs.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. Cell phone 2. Portable radio
843
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 509: GIS Analyst
FEMA, NIMS 509: GIS Field Data Entry Technician
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Geospatial Concept of Operations (GeoCONOPS), v. 5.0, June 2013