GIS in safe communities

Safe communities self-assessment tool.

Technology advancements such as live data sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT) have created new opportunities to develop smarter public safety platforms.

However, the diversity and complexity of individual communities can make it hard to establish a benchmark for success.

See how your community compares.

How often does your community...
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Access, visualise and make decisions using real-time situational awareness
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Distribute dynamic information both internally and externally in constantly changing environments
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Collect, observe, and share data in real-time
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Engage with the public routinely and directly to inform them as events unfold or as required
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Measure and analyse service delivery performance

Your results are in...

  • Preliminary
  • Exploratory
  • Experienced
  • Sophisticated
  • Visionary
Initial stages – Your community has just begun to embrace smart strategies. New to the approach, you have your hands in a lot of traditional operations: situational planning, emergency response, and leadership briefing.

Because you are lacking real-time data feeds, these operations have become labor intensive, and information is sometimes obsolete by the time it’s delivered to stakeholders. Inter-departmental coordination and collaboration are accomplished but not without complications or room for improvement.

There is no mastery of data, and it's often a struggle to locate all the required information to make critical decisions. The intention to improve operations and deliver better services with modern technology is there, but, it may not be clear where to begin.

To help you get started on your digital transformation, you may be interested in reviewing a best-practice planning framework. Download the Building safe, smart communities e-book by completing the following form.
Early development – Your community is focused on finding opportunities to become smarter.

While you see the promise in your approach, some assistance is needed if you plan using data to make timely and informed decisions – just like your peers do. Real-time data hasn't been fully harnessed yet, but exploring the benefits of live information, such as connecting field personnel with current orders and intelligence, is a clear priority.

It may be early in your smart community development, but you're eager to see how people can drive change by better using information and technology.

To take your digital transformation efforts one step further, you may be interested in reviewing a best-practice planning framework. Download the Building safe, smart communities e-book by completing the following form.
Proven application – Your digital transformation is well underway, with a number of smart, safe and connected community initiatives already in place.

You have the ability to capture and visualise dynamic information as it occurs in real-time and to unlock intelligence from many forms of data — some previously unknown or unusable — so it may be applied to community improvements. An experienced smart community emphasises resident engagement, encouraging people to contribute to communal data while also remaining aware of any sudden developments.

You are a member of a community that sees the true benefit of using data to be proactive instead of using excess resources to react.

To reinforce your efforts, you may be able to optimise your programs through a framework of best-practice analysis. Download the Building safe, smart communities e-book by completing the following form.
Proactive intelligence – Congratulations! You're a member of a sophisticated, modern safe community. As a leader in smart implementations, you understand that real-time information is vital to data-driven decision-making.

With your integrated GIS network, many in your community benefit from situational awareness, which keeps residents safe, leadership informed, and personnel prepared to collaborate on shared intelligence. Data is used to strategically approach ambitious objectives that your community most often accomplishes with great success.

Every stakeholder has access to relevant, up-to-date data and highly detailed reports on changing circumstances to develop proactive strategies as needed. Building smart integration is a constant, ongoing priority – and you aim to do so until the community is optimally sustainable.

To benchmark your success against a framework of best-practice, download the Building safe, smart communities e-book by completing the following form.
Sustainable progress – Not only is your community smart, it's also agile in solving problems, a visionary in its application of data, and effective in taking quick action. Government operations and decision-making workflows are now well-oiled machines that help ensure community sustainability.

Everything is connected in a mature smart community, tying systems, processes, people, and data to one another in complete integration without duplication of information or efforts. This methodology allows leadership to keep residents and staff aligned on issues and convey intelligence effortlessly.

Your optimised smart community has a superior ability to raise standards of living and exhibits resilience when disasters occur, which serves as a competitive advantage over your peers.

No doubt, moving forward you'll be reinforcing your achievements through a sustainable framework of industry best-practice. To learn more, download the Building safe, smart communities e-book by completing the following form.

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To take your digital transformation planning one step further, download the Building safe, smart communities e-book, which contains a best-practice framework for establishing smart, safe and connected communities.

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