This free, online event was held on September 12, 2007, and was convened by the Ash Center's Government Innovators Network and the Leadership for a Networked World Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Please visit the event page to access the slide presentations and resources associated with this webinar.

Event description: Policies and government services increasingly require matching citizen needs with government resources in contexts that are location- and time-specific. Health and human services departments, for example, have applied GIS technology in disaster preparation and response in order to deliver interactive information to the public on emergency health zones, accessibility of shelters, readiness of supplies, and tracking of evacuees in the case of an emergency. Our expert panel discussed their experience in leading GIS initiatives.

This webinar was moderated by Jerry Mechling with panelists Scott Oppman, Pat Cummens, and Molly O'Neill.