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A discussion on the challenges of rapid field response after large scale disasters, and the solution offered by using mobile GIS hand-held devices for data collection in a rapid needs assessment. Several case study examples in which hand-held devices have been used are provided, as well as an evolving list of other potential uses of mobile GIS hand-held devices for public health emergency preparedness and response.
- List 3 problems with traditional data collection methods
- Describe 3 ways that usage of mobile GIS hand-held devices can increase the speed of rapid needs assessment
- List 3 potential uses for mobile GIS hand-held devices beyond rapid needs assessments