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City pilots emergency data-sharing plan - includes geospatial visualization component

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The City of Charlottesville is in the process of finalizing a $1 million grant from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to create and pilot an information-sharing plan. The program is meant to enhance the efficiency of communication among emergency officials at various public safety agencies, said Charles Werner, City of Charlottesville fire chief.

The two goals of the project are to “develop a state-wide strategic information sharing plan” and to create a “geospatial visualization pilot project,” which is “an interactive map of [emergency] information,” Werner said.

Read more on a real world use of visualizing geospatial data. Sourced by The Cavalier Daily

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