For both natural and man-made disasters, the emergency management industry has done a great job over the years of implementing GIS solutions to support their mission.
If you want to fully utilize the GIS technology you have access to, then you need to embrace the business of GIS. This means expanding your work to include learning about and implementing solid business practices. This means creating a business plan.
Government is always seeking to improve the services that they provide, whether that means responding faster, cutting costs or providing more quality service. With the help of real-time GIS, each of those and more becomes possible.
Don’t we all want to produce optimal results? Isn’t that the mission of your organization? Don’t your supervisors, executives and elected officials expect that? Then why are so many organizations tempted to ignore best practices?
If your organization has an IoT initiative, include plans to integrate it with your GIS. The benefits of both technologies will be much more substantial.
Disease surveillance has long been important to preserving the health of people around the world, deterring outbreaks by monitoring the spread of disease and reacting as efficiently as possible. But what if the reaction could occur before the disease spreads at all? Geographic Information Systems (GIS) might be the key.
See how one can digitally transform to take advantage of the current capabilities of a GIS platform
Today, governments are doing more than simply checking the “Do Open Data Box” by maximizing the value of open data by making sure it is deployed in a way that makes it “actionable.”
Ask any GIS practitioner what they do for a living and most will say, “I make maps;” however, the reality is that what they do for a living is help people make better decisions through the power of location.
In an online training, panelists explained how GIS can amplify an agency’s strategy for handling and preventing health emergencies with limited resources.