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Texas Emergency GIS Response Team Training

  • Friday, April 12, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Freese & Nichols

Texas Emergency GIS Response Team Training

Join URISA Texas to learn about how we can contribute to an emergency.

Membership is not required to attend!

**Note: You must sign up in the links below to officially register.

The free morning class is for new members. The second half of the day covers the web apps we use, and existing members can sign up and attend only that portion.

Tx EGRT Training class for new members
8:30am to 5:00 pm-

Tx EGRT Half-Day Training Class for existing members (Web Apps for Disaster Response)
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm -

If you are interested in becoming a Texas EGRT volunteer, it's free but you will need to do all of these things:
• Complete three FEMA courses
• Review the Tx EGRT Standard Operational Guidelines
• Complete the online Tx EGRT Training Course
• Attend this free in-person Tx EGRT training class.
See this page for more details:

You may complete the FEMA training after the in-person class.

Each student will receive the training materials and a DVD of response data. You will need to bring your own laptop with a stand-alone ArcGIS license.

If you need a stand-alone ArcGIS student license contact David Allen and we can provide one. Also bring materials for taking notes.

**Please do not plan on using the WiFi to VPN or remotely connect to another server as this will be very slow.

Note: You MUST be a working GIS professional; sorry, we do not accept college students into the program.

Course Objectives.

When completed, participants will be able to:

Have knowledge of emergency procedures in Texas

Be able to respond and check-in to an active EOC

Be familiar with Texas EGRT protocols for response

Be able to open and operate the Texas EGRT GIS Response Templates in ArcGIS

Have knowledge of the various scenarios and map products which mayinvolve Tx EGRT

Be familiar with many state-wide GIS datasets used for emergencyresponse.

All of our templates were developed by Texas EGRT, but use common symbology and deployment standards from the National Alliance of Public Safety GIS and the Esri Disaster Support Team. EGRT members worked with both agencies to develop national standard Desktop and Pro versions of the map templates that we use.


April 12, 2019
April 12, 2019


Freese and Nichols, Inc Training Room
10431 Morado Circle
Austin 78759

A few days before the event you will get more info on accessing the training site.

Thank you Freese & Nichols for providing food and drinks.

See you there!

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