Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tablets, Apps, and Emergency Management

Across the nation, more and more Emergency Managers are getting on board with the Geospatial Revolution as the result of another revolution - the one that has brought tablets and apps into everyday mainstream use. Through the incredible computing power, storage capability, and high speed connectivity now possible with these mobile devices, decision makers, as well as responders, are able to have at their fingertips resources previously only imagined. GPS location, up-to-date weather maps, reference manuals and standard reporting forms are just a few examples. Emergency Management Magazine reports below:

(Emergency Management Magazine, March 21, 2013)

Comment: If you are an Emergency Manager and think you can ignore this revolution, that would be about the same as King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette ignoring the French Revolution.

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