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ID
14-508-1211
Name
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Map Support Team
Status
Published
Updated
11/18/2019 3:01:22 PM
Released
11/07/2017
Description
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Map Support Team is responsible for the production of GIS-based computer maps used for decision making, navigation, incident assessment, and threat and hazard identification.
Resource Category
Geographic Info Systems and Info Technology
Primary Core Capability
Planning
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Team
Overall Function
The GIS Map Support Team: 1. Supports the development of map settings and map applications for the field 2. Supports GIS hardware and software used in the field, at the command post, and in Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) 3. Edits connected and disconnected data 4. Ensures decision makers have access to and can use location-based information for enhanced situational awareness and decision making
Composition and Ordering Specifications
1. Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals prior to deployment 2. The National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 2 and Type 1 GIS Map Support Teams deploy complete with printing resources, including a seven-day paper supply and assorted replacement parts for plotters and printers, when existing printing infrastructure is not available 3. The NIMS Type 3 GIS Map Support Team is for maximum mobilization in support of an existing infrastructure with printing capabilities
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
MINIMUM PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 110
Type 26
Type 36
MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 31 - NIMS Type 1 GIS Supervisor
SUPPORT PERSONNEL PER TEAMThe GIS Developer, IT Technician, and GIS Database Administrator are not NIMS-typed support positions.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1 - GIS Developer 1 - Information Technology (IT) Technician 1 - GIS Database Administrator
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 32 - NIMS Type 1 GIS Analyst 2 - NIMS Type 2 GIS Analyst 1 - GIS Developer
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: 1 - vehicle
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: 1 - vehicle
Type 32 - 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 2Same as Type 3
Type 31. Cellular phone 2. Portable radio
Information Technology Equipment Per Team MemberThese are workstation-grade laptop computers that should have internet access through either a local area or wireless network. Laptops should include GIS viewing software, production software, editing software, and analysis software.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Laptop
Supporting Information Technology Equipment Per Team MemberMobile data device include tablets and smartphones with Global Positioning System (GPS) capability and cameras, which are dependent on internet connectivity.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Mobile Data Devices
Printing Equipment Per TeamThe Type 3 GIS Map Support Team is for maximum mobility in support of an existing infrastructure.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1 - 42 in. plotter 1 – high-speed (36 ppm or faster) color printer with 11 x 17 capability
Type 21 - 42 inch (in.) plotter 2 – high-speed (36 pages per minute (ppm) or faster) color printers with 11 x 17 capability
Type 3Not Specified
Storage and Distribution Equipment Per TeamNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 31 - Server
691
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 509: GIS Supervisor
FEMA, NIMS 509: GIS Analyst
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