Posts Tagged ‘gis’

Creating Incident Management System Software – Part 7 – Incident Mapping 2

Friday, January 10th, 2014
By Darrell ODonnell In a previous article about Incident Mapping I covered off the main GIS integration bits - it's about the map (not the GIS), it needs to be dead simple, the map is there for context (initially), layers (avoid!), and search. WHAT ABOUT MY INCIDENTS AND OTHER DATA IN THE SYSTEM? You'll note that I haven't covered off the Incident Read The Post [...]

Creating Incident Management System Software – Part 6 – Incident Mapping (aka GIS & Location Data)

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
By Darrell ODonnell If you are a GIS expert this article is going to be hard to read. I'm a big believer that GIS is incredibly powerful for incident management but I believe that it is powerful when the GIS is in the background - users just use the system and it works. The fact that there is a deep GIS in the background is irrelevant to users of Read The Post [...]

Incident Management System Software – Part 2 – The Incident

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
By Darrell ODonnell In Part 1 of this series about Incident Management System Software, the concept of Levels-of-Depth was introduced. The idea is that when you don't need to go deep, the software should be easy to approach and not force complexity on you. If you need more detail then you can dive deeper into the software you can - and you'll expose Read The Post [...]

Incident Management System Software – Part 1 – Levels of Depth

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
One of the best tools that an organization can have in house is an Incident Management System (IMS) solution to help keep track of the various things that happen on a day-to-day and crisis basis. Any organization that has adopted the Incident Command System (ICS) methodology or the Canadian variant -- rather problematically, for this article series, Read The Post [...]