US: The Public Safety Department in Huntington Park, a city in Los Angeles County, has adopted GIS-based system to improve emergency response.
The police department has leveraged the power of a computer-aided dispatch module called ‘Vantage Points Dispatch’ from Geographic Technologies Group. It offers one-stop information on Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL), aerial photography, address locations, surrounding communities, Google Street views, weather feeds etc. The module enables the department to plot together all the data related to real-time calls for service, e911 wireless and landline calls, and Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL). This information enables dispatchers to take informed decisions while responding to emergencies.