Saturday, January 28, 2012

GIS and Snow: Kudos To Seattle

Earlier this week, GeekWire published an article by Bill Schrier that reviewed Seattle's performance during the recent heavy snow storm in that city.  The city got high marks for having a well run Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and its extensive use of Geospatial Information Systems (GIS).  To read the article, go here.

Comment: This is an exceptionally informative article that relates not only what the city did right, but how GIS and social media tools could be combined to provide an even better flow on information to the Emergency Services Sector and the public in the future.  You are encouraged to take the time to review the hyperlinks offered in the story.  In particular, the ones for the Seattle Department of Transportation "Weather Response Viewer" and Seattle City Light System Status map will help gel some ideas offered in the article.

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