EmerGeo Provides H1N1 Flu Outbreak Situational Awareness Tools
Vancouver, B.C., - May 7, 2009 – EmerGeo Solutions Worldwide Inc. (TSX-V: EMG), a leading provider of emergency management, environment health safety, and security software and consulting services, is pleased to announce that in response to the intensifying outbreak of Influenza A – H1N1 (Human Swine Flu) it is providing a free information service to the global emergency management community.
EmerGeo is publishing reported cases of the A – H1N1 in formats suitable for Google Earth and other mapping software. Data is updated and compiled daily from the Public Health Agency of Canada, World Health Organization, and US Centers for Disease Control and is available to view or download in the following formats:
- Google Earth®*: http://access1.emergeo.com/FluDownloads/SwineFluPolygons.kmz
- ESRI ShapeFile: http://access1.emergeo.com/FluDownloads/SwineFluPolygons.zip
(for import into GIS mapping systems including EmerGeo crisis management software)
*Requires Google Earth installed on your machine (Version 5 is recommended).
Clicking the Google Earth link will allow you to view the file directly in Google Earth, as shown below:
These links are also posted on EmerGeo’s website (Resource Centre) at http://www.emergeo.com/influenza_updates.html.
EmerGeo customer’s requiring any assistance with importing these shape files to EmerGeo’s mapping software, please contact support at firstname.lastname@example.org
“We are pleased to be doing our part in helping emergency management organizations around the world maintain situational awareness during this event. Many customers’ are also using our EmerGeo crisis management software to track, communicate, and assess the impacts of this event. This includes a National Operations Centre using Emergeo to provide situation reports to senior officials and advising on operations”, states Mike Morrow , President and CEO of EmerGeo Solutions Worldwide Inc.
Data Source Disclaimer
Influenza data in these maps is downloaded from the sources daily. While every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of this data, it is provided ‘as is’ and EmerGeo cannot be liable for inaccuracies.
- Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC): http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/alert-alerte/swine-porcine/surveillance-eng.php
- World Health Organization (WHO): http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/updates/en/index.html
- US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/index.htm
EmerGeo develops, integrates, resells and supports emergency management software solutions and services. EmerGeo’s software provides optional interfaces to crisis management, hazard modeling and simulation systems, giving users an ability to visualize their incident, resources and other critical data on electronic maps to help government and industry to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from potential or actual incidents, natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other major events.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
EMERGEO SOLUTIONS WORLDWIDE INC.
Michael Morrow, Director
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