Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada: PCI Geomatics, announced that the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency has selected GeoConference software to assist with its emergency preparation and planning. As of January 1, 2009, the Swedish government announced a new organization called the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), which is responsible for unifying, coordinating and supporting tasks before, during, and after emergencies. MSB replaces the Swedish Rescue Services Agency, the Swedish Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), and the Swedish National Board of Psychological Defence – all of which ceased operations on December 31, 2008. GeoConference was purchased for the new organization as a tool for assistance with disaster management by facilitating the cooperation and communication between government and various vital agencies.
GeoConference allows groups to share and view maps and imagery interactively over the web, in real-time. It contains tools for hosting interactive geospatial teleconferences, linking clients in remote locations and facilitating connections to geospatial databases.