BCG has been providing ESRI based GIS Platforms since 2004. Our proven solutions are fully integrated into our DLAN Incident Management System and allow users to view and work with essential incident information on a map. As GIS software continues to evolve, BCG will continue to set the standard for user friendly incident management tools and fully integrated and interoperable solutions.
Visualizing incident data is an essential part of situational awareness, that’s why GIS Basic is included in all DLAN systems. GIS Basic provides mapping functionality across the DLAN system, allowing users to view mini-maps in Ticket Manager, Communication Center, and in IPAWS messages. It also includes basic geocoding; reverse geocoding of points and polygons; location selection by point, polygon, line, or coordinate; and the ability to convert coordinates from one system to another (e.g. latitude/longitude to decimal).
GIS Premium goes beyond the basics allowing users to fuse together geospatial information from virtually any external or internal source onto one common display. Unlike other solutions that require costly per-user accounts to a third-party GIS platform, DLAN’s GIS Premium is accessible to all your DLAN users with no hidden fees. Other benefits of DLAN’s GIS system over similar products include: ease of use, interoperability, and full integration with other system components creating a unified common operating picture.
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Ease of Use
With DLAN’s GIS Premium, anyone can reap the benefits that GIS mapping technology can offer. User-friendly tools allow users to interact with underlying data. For example, tools for identifying data and creating buffers based upon point features, polygons, or ALOHA plume models allow users to drill down and see information that is pertinent to the event at hand. Data can then be used to make decisions, and if desired, exported for use in other applications. DLAN GIS Premium ensures that you are always viewing the latest information.
From an administrator’s standpoint, DLAN’s configuration tools make managing and adding new data sources or basemaps quick and easy without needing any GIS expertise. Data can be organized into categories that appear on a touch screen friendly ribbon, making locating and toggling information on and off a snap, and data layers can be locked down to select users.
GIS Premium supports the display of data from most common GIS formats out-of-the-box. For example, the ArcGIS Sync tool allows users to take any Ticket Manager or Watch Command report and instantly convert it to a feature layer service on ArcGIS online. This means that updates to shelter tracking, damages, donations, resources, road closures, and other work items can be instantly shared to ArcGIS online as layers in Public Dashboards, and can be used in third party COP viewers, and other types of systems. For a full list of data sources, please see interoperability and integration.
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In addition to incorporating key external data, GIS Premium also displays data from other DLAN modules. For example, resource requests entered into the Ticket Manager appear on the map, as well as other reports and requests. Users can even add and edit tickets directly from the map. Users can also view video from traffic cameras entered into Streaming Video.
The Mobile Responder App can be used to track a user’s current location and historical breadcrumb trail. This provides a simple, accurate, and cost effective way to track personnel and see historical routes for vehicle drives, damage assessment, grid searches, etc.
- Integrated Mapping Solution
- User Friendly Mapping Tools
- Fully ESRI Compatible