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Missions and Functions
Mission
  • To serve as FEMA's Geospatial Information Office to oversee and coordinate proper documentation and use of agency-created geospatial data through shared investment and cost avoidance, applied use of GIS technology, and administration of robust and high quality geospatial technology and services in support of emergency management.
Functions
  • Ensure GIS data quality by acquiring and providing accurate, reliable and complete core GIS data and a central geodatabase.

  • Operate and maintain a GIS enterprise service bus for easy and common access to geographic information, tools and services.

  • Manage the FEMA GIS Enterprise Portfolio as an efficient, cost-effective and sustainable use of GIS technology throughout the organization.

  • Improve the FEMA GIS knowledge base through the use of effective, broad-reaching communications and mission oriented training.

  • Operate and maintain the Mapping and Analysis Center (MAC) to provide geospatial analysis and situational awareness during disasters, emergencies, exercises, events, training and normal operations.