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Enabling Comprehensive Situational Awareness

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Enabling Comprehensive Situational Awareness explains how and why an integrated emergency management common operating platform can help save lives and mitigate loss during crises and disasters. A geographic information system (GIS) embedded in this platform is the key tool used by emergency management professionals to analyze extensive spatial data collections, as well as immediate field-level data. This book explains how this platform gives decision makers the overview necessary to coordinate efforts across agencies and jurisdictions and develop collaborative mitigation and recovery plans. An implementation guide for building a GIS in a common operating platform is included.

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Susan Lindell Radke is founder and president of Berkeley Geo-Research Group, in Orinda, California. She has more than 25 years of experience designing and developing geographic information systems (GIS) projects, curriculum materials, database programs, computer network systems, environmental land plans, and geography education. Her GIS expertise includes the fields of primary place-based analysis, health and public safety, agricultural resource survey and land suitability analysis, homeland security, law enforcement, and economic development. In addition, Radke worked as a business manager for environmental consulting and communications companies developing and maintaining project and corporate management systems.
Russ Johnson has served as the public safety and homeland security director for Esri since 1997. Prior to joining Esri, Johnson was chief of Fire and Emergency Operations for the San Bernardino National Forest. He also served on Federal Interagency Type I National Incident Management ICS teams in a variety of positions, including safety officer, operations chief, and incident commander responding to complex federal disasters throughout the United States and other countries.
Jeff Baranyi is Esri’s technical lead for the public safety market. Baranyi joined Esri in 2000 as a consultant in the Professional Services group. He has provided guidance and development support to a variety of different users, including emergency operations centers, data fusion centers, and customers at the local, state, and federal level.

ISBN: 9781589483064    2013   204 pages   $18.95