Sunday, December 02, 2007
GEOCommand, Inc. has joined ESRI’s Business Partner Program as an ArcGIS Engine runtime developer.
With the integration of ESRI’s ArcGIS Engine technology into GEOCommand’s state-of-the-art, interoperable mobile emergency information system software for emergency responders, GEOCommand has harnessed the power of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) as a powerful tool for homeland security. GIS makes complex information easy to understand by presenting data spatially. In GEOCommand’s software, every emergency incident is associated with a location on a map. By linking the incident location to site-specific emergency pre-plans and information in embedded emergency response guides (ERG-2004, the ChemBio Handbook, and the Improvised Explosive Device Handbook), the GEOCommand map provides emergency responders with vital information previously unavailable to them at the scene, supporting and greatly enhancing first responders’ tactical response to an emergency.
GEOCommand’s marketing director, Michael Rand, stated that the company is “very excited about our recent acceptance as an ESRI business partner. It lends nationwide credibility to our suite of commercial off-the-shelf software applications, and allows us to convey to potential customers that GEOCommand is a best-of-class solution, built on the ArcGIS Engine and specifically designed to communicate vital tactical information to first responders in the field.”
Because ESRI is recognized as the world leader in GIS software, and is used by a majority of Federal, state, and local government organizations, GEOCommand’s customers can leverage their pre-existing GIS datasets and expedite implementation, leading to considerable savings in cost and time.
GEOCommand provides first responders with critical emergency information when and where they need it. Information is presented through a GIS map display which is easy to understand and act upon, states Russ Johnson, ESRI’s Public Safety / Homeland Security Industry Manager.
With the release of the company’s GEOCommand Dynamic Data Server scheduled in December, GEOCommand will be adding an interoperable data communications bridge to its GIS interface. The Dynamic Data Server will broker and display real-time or almost real-time remote sensor data, including data from GPS to provide Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL), traffic, weather, chemical, and radiation sensors, and even video feeds. First responders using GEOCommand will have a detailed and remarkably accurate picture of current conditions and events at the scene of an emergency.
Press Release - GEOCommand
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