GIST Student’s Geospatial Tools Guide Typhoon Relief

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GIST student Jared Hyneman's job as GIS manager at World Vision, puts him in a position to make a difference quickly when disaster strikes.  Hyneman and the World Vision team developed and deployed a rapid assessment tool in ArcGIS online that was critical to allowing the charity to deploy its resources effectively following Typhoon Haiyan's landfall in the Philipines in November 2013. That work is now being profiled by Esri's ArcNews, both in print and online.

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GIS Integrates Aid and Emergency Response

ArcGIS Online Helps World Vision


  • Online maps help distribute relief services to more than 700,000 people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
  • Mapping vulnerability with ArcGIS Online was key to World Vision allocating limited resources.
  • A sample app using Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS mapped delivery and use of relief kits.

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