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Asset Data Illuminates the Road to Recovery

February 29, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

In 2005, hurricanes devastated Louisiana’s roads. Armed with a quality-driven approach to asset management, engineers used recovery efforts to meet federal reporting requirements. Videos taken right after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in September 2005 show…

Michigan Governor Declares Emergency Over Flint’s Drinking Water

January 8, 2016 - in Corporate, Drinking water, Maintenance

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today declared a state of emergency for Genesee County due to the ongoing health and safety issues caused by lead…

What Makes a City Resilient?

March 11, 2014 - in Smart Cities

When it comes to addressing civic problems, one of today's buzzwords is "resilience". The United Nations office for disaster risk reduction recently launched…

Outgoing FCC Chairman Suggests Private Network Support in Emergency Situations

June 7, 2013 - in Emergency

As the Boston Marathon bombings unfolded, thousands of anxious people in the region pulled out their mobile phones to connect with friends and family—and found that calls couldn’t be placed or received. Rumors that officials had shut down these mobile…

Intergraph Emergency App Sends Location to Dispatchers

May 7, 2013 - in Corporate, Emergency, Projects

If you’ve ever tried calling 9-1-1 from a location you weren’t familiar with, you know how difficult it can be to explain your exact position to the dispatch officer. In a critical situation, your exact position is valuable information which can mean the…

New York City Adds “Code Corps” to Harness Volunteers for Disaster Response

March 18, 2013 - in Emergency, Projects

Code Corps is the nation’s first municipal program that engages vetted volunteer technologists to realize lifesaving City government initiatives with an emphasis on emergency and disaster recovery needs. Code Corps partners include nonprofit and private…

New York City Adds "Code Corps" to Harness Volunteers for Disaster Response

March 18, 2013 - in Emergency, Projects

Code Corps is the nation’s first municipal program that engages vetted volunteer technologists to realize lifesaving City government initiatives with an emphasis on emergency and disaster recovery needs. Code Corps partners include nonprofit and private…

Calgary Improves Emergency Situational Awareness

November 8, 2012 - in Emergency, Projects

The City of Calgary's new Emergency Operations Centre features state-of-the-art facilities, including a new Geospatial Emergency Management (GEM) system developed in partnership with Esri Canada. This geographic information system (GIS) integrates and displays…

The 8th International Conference on Geo-information for Disaster Management

May 13, 2012 - in Announcement, Emergency, Projects

Gi4DM 2012 will take place in Ensched, The Netherlands from Dec. 13-15. Disasters of natural and technological origin have caused enormous socioeconomic losses and millions of victims in the past years. Hazard prediction and risk mitigation need improvements…

Partnership Between EuroGeographics and European Environment Agency on Emergency Management Service

May 8, 2012 - in Emergency, Modeling, Projects

EuroGeographics and the European Environment Agency (EEA) put national mapping and cadastral agencies’ data at heart of the GMES emergency management service. Emergency services working in the immediate aftermath of disasters will benefit from fast access…