Cloud GIS technology reduces risk and facilitates response during major wildfire event

August 2, 2013

Organization: Central Okanagan Regional District (CORD)
Industry: Public Safety
Products: ArcGIS Online

In 2012, the Central Okanagan Regional District Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) was put to the test by a major wildfire that swept through the small lakefront community of Peachland, B.C. With wind gusts as strong as 50 kilometres fuelling the fire, emergency officials needed a quick and easy way to provide the public with real-time evacuation information. In response, the organization leveraged Esri’s cloud platform ArcGIS Online to deploy an interactive Web map that made it possible to communicate life-saving evacuation orders and alerts in record time.

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