Intermedix and Esri announced on Thursday the release of the ArcGIS Extension for WebEOC.
The tool will connect the ArcGIS mapping technology to WebEOC, a crisis information management software.
During large-scale emergencies and disasters, it is critical for response personnel to have easy access to GIS data in order to respond quickly and effectively. The ArcGIS Extension for WebEOC brings crisis management data into the GIS technology that emergency responders around the world already use every day.
"The ArcGIS Extension for WebEOC allows emergency management personnel to connect their industry-leading crisis management system to the ArcGIS platform," said Christopher McIntosh, director of public safety industries at Esri. "The combination provides unparalleled information sharing, decision support, and situational awareness capabilities to jurisdictions, regions, and countries around the globe."
The ArcGIS Extension for WebEOC provides seamless integration between the two products. As records are created in WebEOC, they are simultaneously made available in ArcGIS Online. WebEOC data can also be used in tandem with other ArcGIS Online data sources, tools, and dashboards. The result of this integration is the near real-time data availability of WebEOC information within ArcGIS Online applications, without the need for any development, middleware, or technical expertise. Now, clients’ can integrate their WebEOC system of record information with their GIS visualization environment.
"At Intermedix, we are committed to providing our clients with solutions that encourage collaboration and increase situational awareness," said Intermedix senior vice president of emergency preparedness and response John Heinen. "The creation of the ArcGIS Extension for WebEOC is a great example of that. We are creating a connection between the leading mapping solution and the leading crisis information management system to provide public safety organizations with comprehensive visualization of assets in real time."