One of the objectives of this year’s National Preparedness Month (NPM) is to highlight the value of personal technology for citizens in emergency situations. So, I wanted to mention that the simulation company,Â Depiction, will be holding a freeÂ webinar this week on that subject –Â “Preparing Your Community with Personal Technology” -Â Thursday, September 16, 2010 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT. To register, click here.
According to the Depiction website, the webinar will:
describe several discrete, concrete projects that volunteers can do using Depiction mapping, simulation and collaboration software to help their communities become more prepared, including:Â Building detailed maps of key neighborhood locations with an iPhone or other smartphone, creating YouTube videos to raise awareness of potential dangers to your community, building visual presentations about specific disaster scenarios to show to local government and other groups.
Volunteers who attend the webinar will also have the opportunity to receive a 50% discount on Depiction mapping software.Â There are other NPM Depiction webinars coming up and videos of previous ones listed here.