Geospatial Standard Operating Procedure

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The FEMA Geospatial Standards of Operation (SOP) document has been prepared to facilitate the dissemination of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services and products during emergency events. This document provides guidelines for the organization and management of GIS data, use of models and production of cartographic products and services. Additionally, proper internal and external communication channels for both producing and sharing these products are addressed and outlined. The intended audience for this document includes all staff assigned GIS positions in the event of an emergency, including field, first response and all Emergency Operation Centers that activate during an emergency from the national, regional and field-levels.

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