I meant to post this earlier, but someone I went to grad school with helped organize the NYC GeoSymposium: 2001-2011-2021 event tomorrow. It’s free, but you need to register right away! From their website:
The NYC GeoSymposium: 2001-2011-2021 will mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, by examining the response of the NYC GIS community as follows:
– how geospatial resources were mobilized in the first weeks after the event, with emphasis on the groundbreaking work that contributed to effective response and recovery efforts;
– which geospatial procedures, data, and technologies the City has pursued to ensure more effective emergency response during the past ten years based on lessons learned from September 11th – in the context of NYC’s comprehensive adoption of geospatial tools and techniques for supporting business functions across City agencies; and
– what unmet needs the NYC GIS community identifies for improved emergency planning and response as well as future challenges posed by emerging social media as well as enterprise-wide deployment of software and hardware advances that underpin geospatial application development.