This year I gave a presentation titled “Best Practices in Managing Geospatial Data for SAR Teams”
I installed a forum on the blog as an experiment in allowing readers to create their own topics for discussion.
A cautionary tale of adverse effects of Social Media during a SAR operation
Why posting to Social Media when you are lost is a very very stupid thing to do
Some recent news reports contain conflicting information on Cell phones and GPS reliability for SAR use, I attempt to clarify
Satellite Phones may not have 911 capability; users should know what number to call for rescue
A review of a 3 day search on Vancouver island with significant logistical issues that were overcome by use of amateur radio.
A discussion of various ways SAR members can use smartphones
The biggest energy drain in a smart phone other than the cellular radio is the screen. Advice on how to best use this information, and preserve battery life
I’d like to direct people to Will Gadd’s article on the SPOT Connect. I’ve previously written how smartphones should not be used as a primary navigation device for backcountry travelers. Will points out that the SPOT connect, when paired with …