Features and Benefits of EmerGeo Mapping

Unique Features Benefits
Easy – Wizards & Online Guidance
Simple step-by-step instructions for queries, drawing/plotting and models.
  • Put the power of GIS mapping into the hands of non-technical decision-makers.
  • Free-up GIS technicians to focus on technical support matters.
Open Interfaces
Web map or feature services can be used to create live map data connections to enterprise or public mapping servers (including Google Maps®, Microsoft Bing®, Open Street Layers).  Can consume GeoRSS data and ArcGIS Server Resources and publish in KML (for displaying incident, resource and other data in Google Earth®).
  • Leverage existing GIS system, data and services.
  • Avoid data duplication and maintenance.
  • Access free map data layers through public OpenGIS® servers.
  • Access live GeoRSS data feeds – such as weather, incidents, news, etc.
Emergency Management Workflow
Automates publishing of drawings/plotted data to functional groups and agencies.
  • Controlled data communications between emergency functions and agencies.
  • “Need to know” information displayed in each group’s map views.
History Logging
Plotting, drawing and editing tracked.
  • Maintain a complete audit trail.
  • Export logs to Excel for analysis and reporting.
Web Browser & Mobile Clients
Use simple browser client to view maps or smart client for plotting and publishing.
  • Simple browser client requires minimal user training; comes as unlimited user licence with EmerGeo server licence.
  • Smart (mobile) client software can continue to be used even when networks or servers fail.
Hazard Model Interfaces
Multi-hazard and vulnerability assessment tools for planning.
  • Quick and easy hazard models built-in (e.g., plume models).
  • Options to import or connect to 3rd party models.
Hotlinks
Link documents, graphics, and web pages to points, lines, polygon areas.
  • Avoid importing/maintaining multiple copies of plans.
  • Integrate data and web applications “on the fly”.
Customization Tools
Tailor the user interface, symbol behaviors, tools and map layers.
  • Non-technical staff can tailor and maintain EmerGeo.
  • Adapt software to organizational/EOC processes.
Standard Map Symbols & Templates
Homeland Security symbols built-in. Users create new event projects from standardized map templates.
  • Prevent data corruption by end-users.
  • Save start-up time.
  • Promote standardization.
  • Use existing map symbol libraries if required.
WebEOC® Integration
Map-enable any WebEOC board and plot data onto EmerGeo maps through web or smart clients.
  • Visualize rapidly changing incident, resource, facility and other dynamic information on EmerGeo’s situation maps.
  • Non-technical staff can use the emergeo web client while “power users” access more advanced features in the smart client.
Security
Multiple permission levels ensure each user works with relevant data and tools.
  • Expand the potential range of users and groups that can safely use the software.
  • Implement SSL (security) for Internet user’s access to EmerGeo.
System/Data Replication
Auto-download patches/upgrades and new data layers to smart client PC’s.
  • Reduce administrative overhead.
  • Enhance business continuity: a self-healing system (Smart client can re-build map projects on new servers).