ESRI technology helps plan for, respond to Gustav September 11, 2008Posted by Bahadir Sahin in Calismalar (Studies), English.
Tags: esri, evacuation plans, GIS utilization in public policy
ESRI’s geographic information system (GIS) technology assisted federal, state and local agencies in preparing for and responding to Hurricane Gustav when it came through the Gulf Coast.
“As the hurricane swept across Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas, data updates helped depict events as they unfolded,” according to a news release from ESRI.
“The objective of large-scale, complex emergency management is putting in place preparedness and prevention measures so that you minimize the impact,” said Russ Johnson, public safety manager for ESRI. “For Gustav, GIS helped do that. People were able to understand exactly what was happening and what actions needed to be taken both before and after the hurricane made land.”
Many of the evacuation plans were assessed, implemented and monitored using GIS, according to ESRI.