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Monday, October 13, 2008

HAZUS Comprehensive Data Management System Web Portal Training in Three Florida Cities

The Florida HAZUS User Group, FEMA, and the Florida Division of Emergency Management announce training the week of November 17th-21st, 2008 at 3 locations in Florida. This free training will allow emergency managers and GIS managers to better build and share data for use with HAZUS.

The HAZUS-MH Comprehensive Data Management System (CDMS) web portal will make it much easier for HAZUS users to import and manage Level 1 datasets for use with HAZUS analyses. The CDMS web portal allows the user to manage the same datasets that are managed through the CDMS desktop version: 1) Site specific inventory; 2) General building stock; and 3) Building specific data, including building attributes. The CDMS web portal has two important features that are valuable to Florida applications: 1) as a web-based tool with little software requirements, it will increase the user base in Florida; and 2) the web portal has role based security feature, which means that user roles can be defined, an important feature in statewide data management. The hands-on training will highlight these features and capabilities in the CDMS web portal.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 - Tallahassee, FL
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
State Emergency Operations Center
2555 Shumard Oak Blvd
Tallahassee, FL

Thursday, November 20th, 2008 - Daytona Beach, FL
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
Volusia County Emergency Operations Center
49 Keyton Drive
Daytona Beach, FL

Friday, November 21st, 2008 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
FAU Visual Planning Technology Lab
111 East Las Olas Blvd, HE 610
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

For more information on these trainings, please visit FDEM's GIS website.

For more information on the Florida HAZUS User Group, please visit here.

For more information on the HAZUS-MH CDMS, please visit here.

For those who are unfamiliar with HAZUS, please note that this course will only include a brief review of HAZUS and is not an Introduction to HAZUS course! But experience with HAZUS-MH is also not a pre-requisite!

City, county, and state GIS staff involved in building facility and property appraiser databases stand to gain the most from this training opportunity.

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Press Release - FDEM Information Management Unit