EmerGeo GIS Deployed as Pilot for WA Emergency Management

Gold Coast City Council Deploys Emergeo GIS

The Gold Coast City Council has deployed EmerGeo GIS to support incident response activities in their Disaster Coordination Centre.

The Council operates a Disaster Management Plan that provides details of disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery arrangements. The primary objective of the Plan is to ensure a coordinated effort by all responding agencies during a disaster event. The Council maintains a Disaster Coordination Centre which is activated in the event of a significant disaster affecting the Gold Coast. Storms and local flooding are the most common incidents that impact the area. Council officers are responsible for coordinating the response in conjunction with the assistance of liaison officers as representatives of the lead responding emergency services.

As part of its preparedness, the Council has an established Disaster Management Unit that operates EM2000 software as its incident management system. Until recently, the mapping of incidents was undertaken separately in a standard desktop GIS.

To improve the efficiency of planning, incident response and recovery, the Council engaged Spatial Vision to deploy the suite of EmerGeo tools. A key benefit of using EmerGeo is its interface to EM2000, which enables DMU officers to directly record and visualise features of incidents and response planning.

The EmerGeo GIS software from EmerGeo Solutions Inc in Canada can also be interfaced with the WebEOC incident management software suit and a range of emergency scenario modelling packages.

For further information about the deployment of EmerGeo at Gold Coast City Council, please contact Graeme Martin at Spatial Vision.

Graeme Martin
(03) 9691 3000


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