GIS technology can provide emergency and disaster response authorities with powerful mapping and analysis capabilities - helping to identify risks, accurately understand potential impacts and develop effective mitigation and response plans.
Integrated solutions for fire management
Identify at-risk areas
Identifying bushfire risk in a community allows public safety agencies to prioritise those risks. This enables bushfire mitigation efforts, planning, and the ability to make data-driven decisions to deploy resources. First, you must acquire information about what is occurring within your community. The data will be used to identify both current risks and historical trends. GIS provides the ability to present this data in a visual perspective that easily communicates the risk within a community. It also allows public safety officials to analyse multiple datasets to determine how these risks will impact citizens, infrastructure, and the environment
Manage response and operations
Esri technology and solutions support federal, state, and local agencies' emergency response activities. These agencies use Esri technology to provide seamless data sharing, improved communications, and more efficient resource management. Esri supports emergency operations centers daily with resource management and operational response solutions. Mapping and dashboard products are prominent in an emergency operations centre where they provide real-time decision support for ongoing incidents.
Share public information
Citizens need access to information before, during, and after an incident to assess their personal risk and determine when to act. But information without context is hard to understand. Esri puts your information in the context of location - where hazards exist, where evacuation zones are located, and where to evacuate when needed. GIS supports an agency's public information program through the use of visual data. Communicate to the public with an authoritative voice using powerful, detailed, digital maps designed to scale when the public and media need them most.
In response to COVID-19 and the increasing impact of climate change, learn how leaders are enhancing disaster management strategies to improve community resilience.
Presenters: Tariro Taneka and Wayne Lee Archer
Discover how to leverage deep learning capabilities in the aftermath of a natural disaster to speed up response and recovery efforts.
Combining GIS with LiDAR imagery allows ACT Emergency Services Agency to conduct wide scale assessments quickly and accurately, enabling better planning and community education.
ACT Emergency Services Agency are creating global benchmarks in fire preparedness with an automated 'Bushfire Attack Level' tool, providing residents with detailed information about the level of risk to their properties.
Presenters: Glenn Barrett and Mark Noonan, NSW Department of Industry, Lands & Water
Using ArcGIS Online, the NSW Department of Industry, Lands & Water developed Incendo, a web app which enables the recording and maintenance of bushfire data affecting Crown land.