Aurora, US: Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) entered into a partnership agreement with the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation (NAPSG). Their partnership aims to raise awareness of the use of geospatial technologies in the public safety/emergency response sectors and to provide first responders and others with enhanced capabilities for applying geospatial information technologies to emergency/disaster planning, mitigation, response, and recovery.
The agreement provides for GITA contributing to NAPSG’s 2011 East Coast Public Safety GIS Summit, scheduled for November 3-4 in Washington, DC. GITA will contribute educational sessions to the Summit programme, as well as increase the number of vendor companies involved.
Robert M. Samborski, GITA’s Executive Director, said, “This collaboration with NAPSG offers us a forum for continuing to reach this important industry segment. Both GITA and NAPSG have a strong commitment to providing education and training that enables those charged with preserving public safety and protecting our Nation’s critical infrastructure to benefit from leading edge education and information about geospatial technology.”
Rand Napoli, NAPSG’s Vice-Chairman, said, “The NAPSG-GITA partnership is a critical step forward in building strategic alliances among the emergency response community, private sector technology providers, and the owners & managers of our nation’s critical infrastructure. By working together we will be able to deliver a higher quality educational experience to a more diverse audience starting at our East Coast Public Safety GIS Summit in November.”