Video: ESRI's Jennifer Schottke talks about Backyards & Beyond and new workshop on using GIS for wildfire safety planning

Blog Post created by michelesteinberg Employee on Jul 23, 2015

The ESRI User Conference, a huge event focused on GIS, is wrapping up today (July 23) in San Diego, with attendance of more than 15,000 people from around the world who use geospatial tools and services for a wide variety of purposes. NFPA's Cheryl Blake, Aron Anderson and Casey Grant participated in the conference, and Aron got a chance to talk with our friend Jennifer Schottke, the municipal fire service and national public safety policy lead for ESRI. She is super-excited about ESRI's partnership with NFPA to co-sponsor Backyards & Beyond this fall in Myrtle Beach, and especially the new workshop ESRI is offering on using ArcGIS Online to create Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) and share them with the wildfire safety community.