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Be Fully Prepared - Use GIS in Your Crisis Management Plan

Posted by Emma Paz on Aug 12, 2016 10:12:03 AM

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Whether you’re responding to rising sea levels, the Zika virus, or the possibility of a shooter in your midst, crisis management plans are incredibly important for many business and organizations. It’s important to have a number of scenarios mapped out in order to respond effectively when disaster strikes with the best possible crisis management plan. Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, are amazingly effective in allowing you to project various scenarios and responses, preparing you with the best possible action plan if the unfortunate time should come.

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Topics: arcGIS, climate change, Cloud, crisis, Disaster, disaster response, management, Mapping Services, mobile

Maps are a Critical Tool in the Battle Against the Zika Virus

Posted by Jason Harris on Jul 14, 2016 9:58:23 PM

Maps have long been powerful tools in disaster situations, with the ability to aggregate and visualize a plethora of diverse data into universally accessible and interactive representations. Software like ArcGIS makes churning out helpful maps in times of crisis incredibly manageable, especially with all the open source resources out there full of existing and real-time data. When a devastating circumstance strikes like what we are facing with the recent Zika virus outbreak, governments and the public alike are turning to maps to manage everything from outbreaks to Zika virus prevention plans. These various maps will give you the practical information you need about the Zika virus so you can live your life without fear of contracting it.

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Topics: arcGIS, CDC, Disaster, disaster response, disease maps, zika virus

Geospatial Information Systems to the Rescue

Posted by Ann Marie Houlihan on Jan 5, 2016 4:34:53 PM

ThinkstockPhotos-502066678.jpgWhile the advent of technology has allowed for data systems to grow more complex, it similarly provides endless solutions for putting our expanding knowledge to use. Geospatial Information Systems, now synonymous with Geographic Information Systems or GIS, are just one example of how new technologies are increasingly shaping our world - or at least our understanding of it. With more comprehensive ways to collect and apply geographic data through Geospatial Information Systems, organizations around the world are able to streamline their processes and increase their performance and even their safety standards.

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Topics: Disaster, disaster response, earthquake, geographic information systems, Geospatial, geospatial information systems, GIS, Mapping Services

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