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Mission
The Mission of IGIC's GIS Response Corps is to create an inclusive and representative statewide network of response corps members dedicated to:
* Enhancing accessibility to geospatial applications, technologies, and products which assist Emergency Management Practitioners in their decision making process in the event of an emergency.
* Delineate all-hazards emergency management planning, response and assessment considerations.
* Create a network for professional exchange and access to technical expertise.
* Encourage interactions and collaborative initiatives among those conducting Emergency Support.
* Promote the standardization of methods to increase the access and the value of data among many users.

Objectives
* Provide geospatial support in the event additional GIS resources are required to support emergency related missions across Indiana.
* Identify geospatial personnel, technologies, and products that are appropriate for the emergency event.
* Define processes and recommended data sources and technologies to support response and recovery phases of an emergency event.


The IGIC GIS Response Corps is looking for volunteers to participate in the following subcommittees:

Grants

Members of this subcommittee will be responsible for identifying potential grant opportunities to support our response corps mission and objectives, determine grant submittal
requirements, identify grant project partners, and write the grant statement of work. The subcommittee will work through IGIC's Executive Director who will lead
the grant submittal process.

Outreach
Members of this subcommittee will be responsible to identify and help develop strategic partnerships with other Indiana organizations directly related to our response corps mission
and objectives. The subcommittee will work through IGIC's President who will lead all discussions and negotiations of strategic partnerships and any other agreements.

Training
Members of this subcommittee will be responsible for identifying, recommending and when necessary developing relevant training classes, schedule training classes and documenting
Response Corps Member progress through the training program. The subcommittee will work in partnership with the IGIC Education Committee.

Website Development
Members of this subcommittee will be responsible for defining data requirements and functionality needed for the Committee's web-based Common Operating Picture,
and to identify potential integration needs with social networking sites/tools. The subcommittee is also responsible for monitoring and testing development progress.
The subcommittee will work in partnership with the IGIC Communications Committee.

If you are interested in helping us out, or have any questions, please email Christina McCullough at christina.mccullough@us.army.mil

At our April 16, 2009 Board Meeting the IGIC Council voted to approve the charters for two committees - The IndianaMap Steering Committee and the Indiana GIS Volunteer Corps Committee.

The IndianaMap Steering Committee. The former IndianaMap Committee was renamed and re-tasked to actively support and provide overall guidance toward the ongoing development of the IndianaMap data and the IndianaMap viewer. Committee members can come from our IGIC membership, and will include representatives from the Board of Directors, Chairs of our IndianaMap Framework Workgroups, plus will include invited representatives from Government, Private Industry, and IGIC Affiliated Organizations. For more details read the full charter here.

The Indiana GIS Volunteer Corps Committee and Volunteer Corps is a new "2-part" group formed to provide geospatial support to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) in the event additional GIS resources are required to support emergency related events across the State of Indiana. The COMMITTEE will identify geospatial personnel, technologies, and materials to support the primary IDHS and local Emergency Management staff responding to an emergency event. As a result, the volunteer personnel identified by the COMMITTEE to support these efforts will form the Indiana GIS Volunteer Corps or CORPS. For more details read the full charter here.

Both Committees are in an initial start up phase. Some committee members have already volunteered, and other members are being invited (or drafted) to participate, but we are still looking for more IGIC members interested in volunteering their time and energy to make these new efforts a success. We can definitely use your help! If you think you might be interested, please email one of the committee chairs listed below:

The IndianaMap Steering Committee:
. Bill Holder (Co-chair) bholder@KCGOV.COM
. Rick Hill (Co-chair) hill2@indiana.edu


The Indiana GIS Volunteer Corps Committee & Corps:

. Christina McCullough (Chair) christina.mccullough@us.army.mil