EmerGeo Activated in Seattle, Washington

EmerGeo emergency mapping software was used during major water main break, just two weeks after the software was installed.

May 10, 2007

VANCOUVER B.C. – EmerGeo Solutions recently installed its EmerGeo mapping software in the City of Seattle’s Emergency Operation Center.

On May 2, 2007, just two weeks after the software installation and training, a major water main break caused the emergency center to be activated and EmerGeo was put into action to support the response effort. Here is a letter we received from a user:

Mike and Tim,
I just wanted to drop you a note that we used Emergeo operationally for the first time on a big water main break. I have not had the time yet to build links between our existing (WebEOC) boards and Emergeo so most work was done by our analyst directly on the EmerGeo SmartClient. We had to do some quick refresher training about adding layers because we were receiving a lot of ESRI shapefile (map layer) inputs (affected water customers, water quality complaint calls, etc…). We found the best way to incorporate them was to add them as project layers.
The bottom line is that the software worked great. Thanks.
I have attached an EmerGeo situation map I put in a Word document.

“Our goal is to put GIS mapping into emergency manager’s hands and make it very easy to use, adaptable to customer’s emergency management workflows and capable of supporting dynamic situations. Although EmerGeo has been used by many emergency organizations during real or simulated events, this activation in Seattle was a great test since the software was just installed in the EOC with minimal training and configuration completed. We are very please with this result and will continue to add functionality without sacrificing ease of use and flexibility”, states Mike Morrow    , Director of Business Development.

EmerGeo Solutions, Inc. provides consulting services and fully integrated situation awareness technology solutions to help manage risk in Emergency Management, Environment Health & Safety, Security and Business Resilience for government and industry. Our EmerGeo software application provides all decision-makers with timely access to critical information and the decision-support tools needed before, during and after emergencies and major events.

EmerGeo’s unique managed Common Operating Picture (mCOP™) technology allows information stored in siloed systems to be shared securely and in a controlled way among work groups so that all decision-makers are working from the most up-to-date, accurate and validated information available. Our hosted Learning Management System (eLearning) ensures customers can implement our technology and best practices in a cost-effective manner.

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