US: Esri has released a brand-new web browser application, allowing users to create reporting dashboards that use charts, gauges, maps, and other visual elements to reflect the status and performance of people, services, assets, and events in real time. Using dynamic dashboards through Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS, organizations of all types—from Emergency Operations Centers to public utilities—can view crucial activities and key performance indicators that are vital to meeting their objectives.
“The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communication [OEMC] GIS [geographic information system] team has been using Operations Dashboard to support various events with access to real-time information,” said Joe Kezon, GIS manager for the Chicago OEMC. “We are looking forward to the enhancements that will further increase our ability to ensure the safety and security of the City of Chicago.”
With an easily accessible web app, executives can monitor their organizations’ activities to assess what is working well and what needs attention.
“The Emergency Management division of the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications works very closely with our public safety partners and the City’s infrastructure departments in our comprehensive approach to event and incident management,” said Thomas Sivak, Deputy Director, Emergency Management, Chicago OEMC. “The Operation Dashboard allows us to effectively coordinate among agencies and adjust resources to make Chicago a safe place to live, work, and play.”
Having this type of authoritative data allows decision-makers to reduce the risk of costly errors due to inaccurate or outdated information, better control the allocation of resources, maintain real-time awareness of where assets and human resources are located, monitor conditions live such as weather and traffic, and achieve real-time insight to respond to changing conditions.
“The new Operations Dashboard web app enables, at a glance, decision-making better than ever,” said Jeff Shaner, Esri product manager. “Not only can dashboards be authored online—anywhere, at any time—but the common platform allows greater collaboration among personnel.”
Operations Dashboard also provides a common interface to monitor progress and identify vulnerabilities that could compromise the success of an organization’s mission. Now, dashboards can be authored completely in a web browser. There is no need to download and install an app anymore. Users can launch Operations Dashboard by using their ArcGIS organizational account. They can also browse and manage dashboards within their ArcGIS organizational content or on the dashboard homepage.