WebEOC Mapper integrates with ESRI ArcGIS

WebEOC Mapper integrates with ESRI ArcGIS

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Augusta, USA, September 17, 2007: ESi, crisis information management technology provider and ESRI announced the release of WebEOC Mapper Professional (WebEOC Mapper).This Web-enabled emergency management communications system was designed for public and private organizations involved in homeland security and emergency operations. WebEOC Mapper provides users with tools to create a dynamic, geographically based common operating picture and the ability to view data from multiple WebEOC screens simultaneously on a centralized map. It allows fast data access and dissemination critical to all phases of preparedness and response to both commanders working in an emergency operations center and first responders in the field.

“With this new product, ESi enables emergency managers to graphically represent a real-time view of a disaster situation for the first time,” said Nadia Butler, chief executive officer, ESi. “With WebEOC Mapper, our customers will be able to lay out the entire situation clearly, coordinate their resources efficiently, and make critical decisions faster.”

The unique benefit of the WebEOC-ESRI integration is that the GIS functions are built into WebEOC core “Board Builder” tools, giving Emergency Operations Center (EOC) administrators the ability to:

  • View live, updating, multiuser WebEOC board data on a map
  • Display data from multiple boards on a single map
  • Combine WebEOC data with other GIS data or services on a single map to gain a common operating picture
  • Configure the map with data from local and remote services such as ArcGIS Server services, ArcIMS services, Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC), Web Map Service (WMS) services and ArcWeb Services.
  • Add these services on the fly
  • Incorporate graphic annotation tools
  • Geocode
  • Print maps
  • Measure distances between points
  • Link back and forth between the map and the board