Presentation from the ESRI Homeland Security Conference 2012
Things that are cool or just odds and ends
A lot of our ideas for this subject are derived from the Surrey BC Fire Department The span of control for command is 3-7 people with an optimum of five. The same can be said as well about information. When a company officer is looking or scanning a preplan for information, both en route and on scene, it is difficult…..
Every day, first responders use maps to navigate to emergency calls. Some responders may use their own personal knowledge (a “mental map”). Some use a paper map (hand or computer drawn). Yet a growing number are using high quality computer based maps utilizing software based on the latest Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Not only do responders use the latter form…..
My rule of thumb of map design follows It is a tool just like an ax The map should use as much real estate on the page as possible. That mean to the margin and use the space for needed preplan information It should be readable while driving down the road in a ladder truck This map is designed as…..
Welcome FireMapping Tech a site dedicated to the advocating good uses of technology in the fire service and public safety as a whole. This blog is dedicated to providing a common sense approach to how technology can be used effectively in the fire service. The authors are fire service professionals.
There are a few scripts that can be downloaded from the ArcScripts website that create KML files that can be read in Google Earth and eventually ArcExplorer-ArcGIS. SketchUp is a 3d graphics program that can import building footprint information and then export into a Geodatabase or a KML file. With SketchUp you can modify the look of the building and…..
I realize that this is a late post but I wanted to share about the Fire Service Data Model group with a data model committee meeting last March. First of all it is exciting to get together with fellow fire department people to discuss the value of GIS in the Fire Service. Some important things came out It was recognized…..