Map it or Else?
Eric Holdeman’s post about the use of mapping in Emergency Management is spot on! Emergency Managers need to ensure that they use all the tools that they can at their disposal. I realize that we are all busy and having to do many different things all at the same time while riding a unicycle that’s on fire.
In the military, we live and die by our maps. While I was advising an Afghan Army Brigade Operations Staff, Maps were power. The afghans viewed it as “If you had maps, you had power”.
Let’s take a look at it from this from a legal perspective. If you get hauled into court after a disaster for some reason, you can bet that the lawyer on the other side of the isle is going to use every tool they have, including a map.
Read Eric’s Full Article Here: http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/ignorehazardmappingatyourownperil.html