EmerGeo’s OpenGIS Data Connectors Tested in Western Australia

EmerGeo GIS Deployed as Pilot for WA Emergency Management

The Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia (FESA) has
selected the EmerGeo GIS suite of applications to undertake a pilot project to
support cross-agency emergency management.

FESA has made a commitment to leverage the State Government’s Shared
Land Information Platform (SLIP) to improve the Emergency Management
(EM) community’s capability to access and disseminate spatial information for
use in the delivery of emergency services. The EmerGeo web server and
smart-client have been configured to support the development of a SLIP EM
Portal for a twelve month pilot project.

The Shared Land Information Platform is being developed as a common facility
across all the government, commercial and civil lines of business that have a
requirement for geospatial data and services. SLIP represents an exciting new
whole of government approach to shared information services to facilitate
improvement of business processes and systems which use land information.
A number of Western Australian Emergency Management Support Plans
(WESTPLANS) have been developed to provide a framework for managing
various emergency scenarios. The focus of the SLIP EM Portal is developing
support systems for incidents that are governed by the WESTPLANS for
HAZMAT, Wildfire, Land Search and Rescue and Marine Search and Rescue.
The EmerGeo suite was evaluated as meeting the requirements of the SLIP EM
Portal to develop and provide scenario tools to support Hazard Management
Agencies as a first step towards broader emergency response types.
Spatial Vision, supported by the solution’s Canadian developers, EmerGeo
Solutions, deployed the software in Western Australia and provided user
training to enable the SLIP EM team to implement the EmerGeo package for
key Emergency Management agencies for the pilot project.

The SLIP implementation of EmerGeo was used to support a recent cross
agency exercise. The feedback from the SLIP EM team was that EmerGeo “had
only been installed for about a month, and its performance was excellent.
We had no significant issues reported, and the user feedback received was
positive. There were obviously some issues in terms of how it was being
used within the cross-agency processes, but these were expected and will
be addressed during the pilot roll-out.”

For further information about SLIP and the SLIP-EM Portal, you may refer to
http://202.72.132.74/slip/ or contact Mark Taylor at FESA on 08 9416 3601.

For further information about EmerGeo GIS, please contact:
Graeme Martin
(03) 9691 3000
info@spatialvision.com.au


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. 

EmerGeo GIS Deployed as Pilot for WA Emergency Management

The Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia (FESA) has
selected the EmerGeo GIS suite of applications to undertake a pilot project to
support cross-agency emergency management.

FESA has made a commitment to leverage the State Government’s Shared
Land Information Platform (SLIP) to improve the Emergency Management
(EM) community’s capability to access and disseminate spatial information for
use in the delivery of emergency services. The EmerGeo web server and
smart-client have been configured to support the development of a SLIP EM
Portal for a twelve month pilot project.

The Shared Land Information Platform is being developed as a common facility
across all the government, commercial and civil lines of business that have a
requirement for geospatial data and services. SLIP represents an exciting new
whole of government approach to shared information services to facilitate
improvement of business processes and systems which use land information.
A number of Western Australian Emergency Management Support Plans
(WESTPLANS) have been developed to provide a framework for managing
various emergency scenarios. The focus of the SLIP EM Portal is developing
support systems for incidents that are governed by the WESTPLANS for
HAZMAT, Wildfire, Land Search and Rescue and Marine Search and Rescue.
The EmerGeo suite was evaluated as meeting the requirements of the SLIP EM
Portal to develop and provide scenario tools to support Hazard Management
Agencies as a first step towards broader emergency response types.
Spatial Vision, supported by the solution’s Canadian developers, EmerGeo
Solutions, deployed the software in Western Australia and provided user
training to enable the SLIP EM team to implement the EmerGeo package for
key Emergency Management agencies for the pilot project.

The SLIP implementation of EmerGeo was used to support a recent cross
agency exercise. The feedback from the SLIP EM team was that EmerGeo “had
only been installed for about a month, and its performance was excellent.
We had no significant issues reported, and the user feedback received was
positive. There were obviously some issues in terms of how it was being
used within the cross-agency processes, but these were expected and will
be addressed during the pilot roll-out.”

For further information about SLIP and the SLIP-EM Portal, you may refer to
http://202.72.132.74/slip/ or contact Mark Taylor at FESA on 08 9416 3601.

For further information about EmerGeo GIS, please contact:
Graeme Martin
(03) 9691 3000
info@spatialvision.com.au


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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