California, USA, 2 June 2006: ESRI has announced the implementation of a GIS-based inventory management application for disaster preparedness for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NHHS). Created by ESRI business partner GeoAge, Inc., Stockpile Management Receiving and Tracking (SMRT) is a Web-based, secure system that combines the functionality of an inventory management application with the analytical power of GIS.
Built with ESRI ArcIMS and Microsoft .NET, SMRT gives officials the ability to map Nebraska’s health and distribution facilities, display real-time inventories for each site, and relate the information to a spatial overlay of census population data. When a specific area is affected by a health emergency, the census data is used to determine population and dosage requirements for that area. Inventory access makes it easy to locate the needed supplies and send them to the closest receiving site.