Public Safety Enterprise: GIS Solutions for Community Protection and Response
Public Safety EnterpriseGIS Solutions for Community Protection and Response
Applying GIS Technology to Public SafetyThe Geographic Advantage for an Informed Emergency Response Including GIS in an enterprise solution provides public safety professionals with access to critical information throughout the organization and to multiple agencies in local, state, and federal government. Virtually every public safety task has a geographic component and benefits from GIS technology. An enterprise solution integrates information such as • Property/Parcel ownership • Streets and highways • Imagery • Hazardous material locations • Fire preplans GIS analyzes emergency medical services density of incidents. • Crime hazardsWhether you are an incident commander or first • Zoning information responder, you have a few short moments to make • School district boundariesdecisions that can impact the lives of victims and fellowresponders in an emergency. • Critical infrastructureGeographic information system (GIS) technology provides The aggregation of this data in an enterprise architectureyou with the geographic advantage to leverage informa- enables public safety personnel at all levels to plan andtion and make informed decisions. respond more effectively. Enterprise GIS facilitates enhanced safety for firstMore than a map display, GIS is the foundation for pre- responders as wellsenting and analyzing data for a more effective emergency Incident Analysis as the community. Itresponse. enables an agency to leverage GIS data Risks and Hazards to provide improved analysis; better- Resource Allocation informed decision making; and safer, Critical Infrastructure more effective emer- gency response. Routing and Tracking Station Locations Real World
GIS Integrated Enterprise Enterprise GIS supports the consolidation of information systems Emergency Management Systems Integration and business processes across a public safety organization, GIS data and imagery can be enhanced with dynamic data feeds among multiple agency jurisdictions, and with the private sector. including real-time weather, traffic cameras, resource tracking, Integrating GIS with other public safety systems dramatically hospital status, and active incidents. This capability provides a improves the effectiveness and efficiency of daily operations. common operating picture with accurate situational awareness It also enhances response to major incidents such as natural for emergency management personnel. disasters and man-made catastrophes. Data Fusion Center Systems Integration CAD and E-911 Systems Integration GIS provides a fusion platform for connecting disparate data to a GIS provides improved capability to identify the location of common geographic view. Powerful analysis capabilities are then an emergency call to deploy the closest available units and to available to transform data into more actionable information. enhance situational awareness. GIS in the Mobile Environment Records Management Systems Integration ArcGIS® Mobile provides situational awareness through a variety GIS technology enables records management system (RMS) data of mobile devices. As new events or emergencies occur, it can to be geocoded and mapped for more effective incident analysis also be used in the field to add information that can update the and trend evaluation. shared view of situational awareness. Network Analysis Resource and Routing Situational Tracking Awareness E-911 Law Enforcement Fire/EMSData Fusion Centers Flood Analysis Threat Detection Counterterrorism Transportation Emergency Modeling Demographic Analysis Management Critical Infrastructure Measuring Hospitals Protection Performance Incident Trend Analysis Vulnerability Geoprocessing Assessments and Modeling
Providing You with the GeographicAdvantageGeographic information provides an intuitive and com-prehensive view of data for all public safety organizationsincluding law enforcement, emergency medical services,computer-aided dispatch, homeland security, emergencymanagement, and structure and wildland fire. GIS helpspublic safety personnel make informed decisions thatsupport all aspects of their missions.Enterprise GIS eliminates data silos that have longplagued emergency response, particularly in large-scaleoperations. It also improves both the effectiveness andefficiency of daily responsibilities as well as response tolarge-scale disasters. Station Location and Response Planning GIS benefits the public safety enterprise by providing • Easy integration with existing systems and technology • Instant access to spatial and tabular data when needed most • Improved collaboration and communication across com- mand, control, and response teams • Increased ability to analyze and respond to events as they unfold by using a single, common view of operations • Improved situational awareness for incident commanders and first responders in the field • Greater preparedness for faster, safer, more informed responseCrime Analysisand Hot Spots Counterterrorism Analysis
GIS Scalability for Public Safety PersonnelEmergency response requires powerful technologyto support the agency mission. Including GIS ina public safety enterprise architecture provides ageographic advantage to local, state, and federalgovernment agency information needs.GIS technology supplies powerful analytic capabili-ties, data replication, and distributed functionalityfor all public safety personnel levels:First RespondersGIS aids the first responder by improving situationalawareness, performance, and safety. It allowsrapid access to critical data while deploying to andduring an incident. An in-vehicle application gives first responders access to critical information prior to arriving on the scene. Chief Officers GIS enables chief officers to track resources, assess exposures, establish hot zone boundaries, and per- form other command and control responsibilities.GIS provides the chief officer with overall situationalawareness for effective management of an incident.Executive StaffGIS provides the executive staff with the abilityto measure departmental performance, visualizedeveloping challenges, and identify business trendsand issues.Technology SpecialistsGIS is an open, standards-based technology plat-form that is interoperable with existing informationsystems, providing the capability to integrate, visual-ize, and disseminate information quickly and easily. Executive staff utilizes GIS to analyze trends, performance, and historical comparisons.