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TAG: emergency response

Seeing the Great American Eclipse

August 16, 2017By
Photo: 2017 Eclipse/NASA

  A total solar eclipse will cross the United States from coast to coast on Monday, Aug. 21 — the first solar eclipse in nearly 40 years. Not only is this is the first eclipse in the age of social media, it is the first with a path of totality crossing the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of the U.S. since 1918. Also,... read more

Incident software honored with Intergeo award

October 21, 2016By
Hotspot Map: Hotspots indicate some form of clustering in a spatial distribution. In this Incident Analyzer screenshot, the map layers are toggled on, showing how the hotspot layer provides insight into distribution and frequency of incidents. (Image: Hexagon)

The Incident Analyzer Smart M.App, by Hexagon, won the Wichmann Innovations Award 2016 for Best Software on Oct. 13 at Intergeo in Hamburg, Germany. The Smart M.App helps a variety of industries visualize trends and identify correlations in mapping incident data. Incident Analyzer provides an intuitive, user-friendly environment for consuming incident data in a dynamic information experience, according to Hexagon.... read more

Esri webinar aims to help Zika virus reponse

May 16, 2016By

Esri is hosting a free one-hour webinar “Effective Vector-Borne Disease Surveillance and Control” on Thursday, May 26, at 11 a.m. PDT. The webinar will help city and county staff implement a complete workflow that is driven by understanding the location of information. Geographic information systems (GIS) technology plays a vital role in monitoring and eradicating mosquitos, and ramping up to fast... read more

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Predictive analytics: A helping hand for first responders

May 5, 2016By

From bioterrorism to natural disaster emergency management, predictive analytics used with geospatial tools and Big Data is proving to be a powerful new intelligence tool that may help counter global threats. read more

Storm surge maps: Saving more lives during hurricane season

November 16, 2015By

Storm surge maps provide emergency managers in hurricane-prone states with an understanding of storm surge potential that could occur for worst-case Category 1 to 4 storms. read more

GeoQ: Robust homeland security tools for first responders

November 5, 2015By

When I was the GIS manager of the Atlanta Regional Commission, the most rewarding and important work we did was geospatial support for our first responders. The culmination of this effort was creation of a portable GIS that we could set up in the field on short notice anywhere in the region to provide situational awareness for first responders. The... read more

Esri CityEngine 2015 Provides Advanced 3D City Design

May 1, 2015By

The release of Esri CityEngine 2015 allows GIS professionals, architects, planners, and urban designers to create 3D city models faster and share them easily via ArcGIS Online. These new features open the use of 3D models for every day, real-world simulation, emergency response, urban planning, and entertainment scenarios. “CityEngine 2015 is faster, sports higher-quality visuals, and introduces an innovative and unique 3D... read more

A Look at the Diplomatic Facility Support Package

August 8, 2012By

By Art Kalinksi CACI builds a refined geospatial mobile application for emergency response. As many of you have seen and experienced, a growing number of mobile applications use smartphones or tablet computers. I had occasion to see a demonstration of a specialized application, produced by CACI in collaboration with DigitalGlobe, designed primarily to support the management of diplomatic facilities during... read more

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