Emergency Response and Disaster Management

Emergency Response and Disaster Management are different domains of
activity with different information sharing requirements. They do,
however, overlap and and in both domains there is a need to rapidly discover, share, integrate and apply geospatial information.
The standards work of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) plays a key
role in addressing this need. Speeding the flow of location information
means more lives and property saved and less risk for first responders.

OGC's main landing page for standards work in this area is here.

Over the course of testbeds OWS-9 and OWS-8 we have developed a comprehensive listing of data sets of interest in the Haiti area.