Each emergency requires a unique response that is ideally supported by real-time data and collaborative decision-making. To enable this, Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency (HRFE) developed a Situational Awareness Viewer app using Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online to quickly and effectively respond to emergencies – from fires to hurricanes to hazards. The app has given business units equal access to critical information and data-sharing capabilities, saving time in emergencies when every minute matters. As a result, human, equipment and financial resources are directed to where they are needed the most, particularly on the front-line.
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St. Andrew’s College Sparks Student Entrepreneurial Spirit with Esri’s Business Analyst Online
Located just north of Toronto, St. Andrew’s College (SAC) is an independent, university preparatory school for boys that has been teaching and developing students since 1899.
Calgary Co-op mitigates site selection risk and identifies new opportunities
Calgary Co-op is a retail co-operative with annual sales over $1 billion that offers food, home health care, pharmacy, petroleum and travel to more than 440,000 members in the Calgary region.
Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development manages animal health events with GIS
Failure to prevent the spread of animal diseases could cost Canada’s livestock industry billions of dollars.
Enhancing power outage communications & restoration with GIS
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Calgary’s Emergency Management Agency protects growing population through a Common Operating Picture (COP)
To ensure the safety of over 1 million residents, in 2011, The City of Calgary’s Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) implemented a new Comprehensive Emergency Management Model.
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