GECCo Workshop Series
About the GECCo Workshop Series
No matter the root cause of the emergency—terrorism, natural occurrences, or human error—the methods of responding to, mitigating, and ideally preventing reoccurrences are based in a common approach: the coordinated use of geospatial information. This cannot happen without the many mutually dependent agencies and organizations charged with protecting a nation’s citizens and infrastructure’s ability to efficiently and effectively share their geospatial data. There are obstacles that need to be overcome before this collaboration can occur, however, and that is the primary impetus behind GITA’s CIP Pilot Series, now known as “Geospatially Enabling Community Collaboration” or GECCo for short. A central element of the workshop involves a scenario-based exercise designed to test participants’ ability to respond to a realistic emergency event.