Fang Ren, Ph.D.
Mark Stewart, M.S.
Search and rescue teams are relied on to save the lives of people injured or lost in the wilderness. The Sierra Madre Search and Rescue (SMSR) team needed assistance incorporating a GIS into searches to increase the information available for search decisions and analysis in order to improve their search success rate. This project focused on the home search area of SMSR and created a GIS that integrates into their operations. A custom ArcMap experience was delivered, including custom analysis tools to supplement SMSR’s current field procedures, as well as supporting user documentation and training. The system provides information previously not available during searches and also serves to begin familiarizing the team with GIS.
Donia, K. (2009). Custom GIS Tools for Enhancing Wilderness Search and Rescue (Master's thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from http://inspire.redlands.edu/gis_gradproj/36