Drawing on live, geographic data with a Wacom pen is the quickest and easiest way to communicate changes in realtime. When seconds count.
Benefits of Digital Data Creation and Sharing for Emergency Response
- Improve situational awareness of command center and field resources through the interactive use of geographic data
- Improve effectiveness of communication by drawing on digital maps as opposed to describing paper map drawings over the radio
- Easy-to-use for a non-GIS professional to plan an incident response in realtime because using the pen on screen is as simple as drawing on paper
- Optimize and update resource deployment based on most current geographic data
Crisis command centers must respond to incidents such as floods, tornadoes, HAZMAT spills, terrorist activity, fires, and search & rescue missions. Incident commander uses the pen to draw directly the digital map to mobilize resources and visually communicate elements of response plan to the field. Dispatchers can specify roadblocks and deliver routing information to the public and response teams. First responders can alter routing information and make recommendations to the command center via Tablet PCs, iPads, slates, and smartphones. The updated digital drawings that the incident commander creates to provide direction are instantly shared with field.
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