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  • CATS operates within a full featured GIS. This means that the GIS acts as an operating system for the CATS application. The GIS environment allows the user to do far more than merely display graphical representations of hazard footprints on map backgrounds.
  • Evaluation of Emergency Response GIS Solutions

    1. 1. Evaluation of Emergency Response GIS Solutions
    2. 2. Presenters <ul><li>Steve Thompson </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CATS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CAMEO </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hong Su </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Autodesk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accela </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jeff Bourdier </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E Team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MapTooL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Why GIS? <ul><li>“ GIS technology gives public safety personnel the ability to manage and analyze large amounts of location-based information. Data (including files from legacy systems) can be stored in a geodatabase and used to visualize spatial relationships and reveal trends critical to public safety response and planning. Computer-generated maps can be shared across a network or the Internet with multiple agencies to coordinate efforts and maximize resources.” </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://www.esri.com/industries/public_safety/ </li></ul>
    4. 4. Why Emergency Response? <ul><li>&quot;Preparing communities to respond to bioterrorist threats or events is a top priority in our country right now. With GIS as a core component to this solution, the immediate impact will be to make GIS an integral component of the day-to-day operations of public health and public safety organizations.” </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Davenhall, Health Industry Solutions Manager, ESRI </li></ul>
    5. 5. Project Goal <ul><li>Identify emergency response software package that best fits the needs for a medium sized city (Arlington, TX) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate off-the-shelf emergency response software applications and tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assume that no GIS-based emergency response system currently exists </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Consequence Assessment Tool Set (CATS) SAIC – Developer website, User-forums, FEMA, EPA Support Arcview bundle ($2500) plus cost for CATS, software is free but $650 per seat for technical support and training. Costs Local Emergency Planning Committee, First Responders, Response Center Personnel Users ALOHA (Areal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres) – Dispersion Model, DTRA – HPAC Suite Over 150 databases integrated Models and Databases Real-time hazard display and analysis, Emergency response planning, Evacuation planning, Real-time response when used in conjunction with E-team Functionality Natural Disasters , Fires/Explosions, Toxic Releases, Bioterrorism Applications Utilizes ESRI ArcGIS 9 with Spatial Analyst Extension GIS Platform
    7. 7. CATS - Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability (HPAC) Realtime – Roadblock information Catastrophic Natural Event Prediction
    8. 8. Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations - CAMEO NOAA, EPA, Census Dept. Support Free , Potential costs for updated meteorological and detailed roads data Costs Local Emergency Planning Committee, First Responders, Response Center Personnel Users ALOHA (Areal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres) – Dispersion Model, MARPLOT – Mapping, LandView- Population, Tiger data Models and Databases Real-time hazard display and analysis, Emergency response planning, Evacuation planning, Functionality Fires/Explosions, Toxic Releases, Bioterrorism Applications Utilizes its own mapping tool MARPLOT (Mapping Application for Response Planning and Local Operational Tasks) GIS Platform
    9. 9. CAMEO Interface
    10. 10. CAMEO Scenario 1: <ul><li>Train Derailment: Train containing benzene has derailed and several tank cars have caught fire and are releasing benzene gas </li></ul>
    11. 11. ALOHA modeling
    12. 12. Evaluation of Autodesk website, User-forums Support $4,197.00 government price for MapGuide: 10 User Starter Pack, Additional costs for other modules: Autodesk Preplan, Autodesk Crisis Command, Autodesk Mobile Command, AutoCAD, 3D Studio Costs Fire and police departments, local government, search and recovery teams Users AutoCAD drawings, engineering data , demographics, hazardous material locations Models and Databases Quickly access, visualize, and analyze critical data so people can understand and appropriately respond to emergencies Functionality Natural Disasters(Earthquake,Floods), Fires, Bombing Applications Autodesk MapGuide® 6.5 software GIS Platform
    13. 13. Three Main Components of Autodesk Emergency Response Model <ul><li>Administrative - Training and preplanning are done in this phase </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Autodesk Pre-Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tactical - R efers to the “first responder” activity that takes place on the scene of an emergency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Autodesk Mobile Command </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strategic - R efers to the management of a disaster, which often takes place in an emergency command center away from the actual sit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Autodesk Crisis Command 2 </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Autodesk Detail CAD Drawings Autodesk 3D Viewer Autodesk Mapping Building Footprint
    15. 15. Evaluation of ACCELA Interactive Voice Response Support Solutions run around $100 month for services Costs Government agencies (E-government solution) Users Accela Asset Management, Accela Land Management, Accela GIS, Accela Wireless Models and Databases With the ability to automate workflow, track information, and manage data from a centralized database . Functionality Natural Disasters(Earthquake,Floods), Fires Applications Accela GIS , Built on Vantage360 GIS Platform
    16. 16. Components of Accela Emergency Response Solution <ul><li>Accela Land Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture detailed information on a building or structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attach and retrieve CAD drawings, photographs, and other document files </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accela GIS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximize time in the field during the response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automate map analyse and append map layers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accela Wireless </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Perform Rapid Damage Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-time Data updates from the field </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Accela GIS Viewer
    18. 18. Evaluation of E Team Phone, fax, e-mail, online; professional or “specialized support” services also offered Support $1900/license, deals available Costs Emergency management, law enforcement, fire, public works, public health, the environment Users CATS-generated plume models can be integrated, analyzed, and distributed; DB integration offered as professional service Models and Databases Every phase of a crisis: “preparedness… response… recovery” Functionality Any type of emergency Applications ESRI – Powered by ArcIMS GIS Platform
    19. 19. E Team Screen Shots
    20. 20. Evaluation of MapTooL Annual maintenance contract includes 20 hrs. technical support plus DB, liaison, and versioning services Support Set-up fee ~$7000, $900/license, annual maintenance fee based on number of licenses purchased Costs First responders and administrative personnel, primarily fire agencies Users No native modeling capability, but output from other systems can be displayed and queried within MapTooL Models and Databases Navigation, information retrieval, data collection, administrative decision support Functionality Designed with firefighting in mind, but can be useful for other emergencies based on information collected by user Applications ESRI – Map Objects version 2.3 GIS Platform
    21. 21. MapTooL Screen Shots
    22. 22. Conclusion <ul><li>Good general solution: E Team and CATS </li></ul><ul><li>Good low-cost alternative: CAMEO </li></ul><ul><li>Autodesk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pro: CAD interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Con: Complexity (modules) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MapTooL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pro: Ease of use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Con: Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accela generally weak </li></ul>