Situational Awareness& Common Operating Picture A new tool available soon through HSEM March 31, 2010
Emergency Management GIS in MN HSEM Lead; MnGeo Assists MnGeo Lead; HSEM Assists • State, Federal &Other GIS Partners • Existing SEOC GIS Workgroup • Assists SEOC in GIS Planning & Technology Projects • Focus is interoperation with SEOC • GIS Professionals Interested in Emergency Management • A New Group • May choose to assist local governments Liaison Reps S E O C Cross-Over: Events/Incidents/Exercises/Training • Common Operating Picture Mechanisms: • HSIN-MN Portal: GIS COIs (Still in Process) • Service-driven Geospatial Viewer • DLAN & DLAN GIS: Internal to SEOC
Business Need • Current information • Specific to homeland security and emergency management • Geospatial relational understanding • Driven by consumed GIS services • Configurable for various situations • Customizable for various audiences • Secure, if required
Service-based,Federated Approach • Hardware at DPS carries little data • Services pushed out by agency partners are consumed by viewer • Service ‘owners’ maintain data • HSEM/SEOC may also create and publish services – later phase
Approach • Fast-track ‘skunkworks’ initially • Phased approach • Phase 1 • Development/Limited Roll-out: NOW • Phase 2 • Services Discovery and Build-out: Parallel • Widget Discovery and Build-out: Parallel • Phase 3: • DLAN Connection through DLAN-Published Feeds • Remote reporting and interaction
Public/Private Partnership • State Emergency Operations Center GIS Working Group • ESRI • Especially Dan Falbo and Evan Marshall • MnGeo
In near-real-time • River/stream gauge data • Road status from MnDOT and select counties • NWS Weather Products • More to come!
Technology Used • ESRI Flex-based COP Viewer Template • Virtual Windows 2008 Server • ArcGIS Server Enterprise Standard • ArcSDE Server • ArcInfo / ArcCatalog • Physical Microsoft SQL Server 2008e • Existing DPS Network
Future Plans • Addition of more services to accommodate our partners • Expanded use of widgets and custom widget development • Better KML/KMZ capability • A second viewer integrated into DisasterLAN – using SilverLight technology • Redundancy and Fail-over
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Questions? John K. Blood Senior Planner, DLAN/Operations firstname.lastname@example.org 651-201-7449