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NCJ Number: 221142 Find in a Library
Title: Instant Access to Vital Information: The Role of GIS
Journal: Law Enforcement Technology  Volume:34  Issue:11  Dated:November 2007  Pages:56,58,61
Author(s): Greg Wandrei
Date Published: November 2007
Page Count: 5
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article briefly explores how law enforcement agencies across the country use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to improve their ability to respond to emergencies.
Abstract: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) used successfully with leading public safety software will continue to offer the speed and performance needed to respond when seconds matter. In response to growing industry needs, providers of public safety software are investing to incorporate the latest GIS technologies and capabilities into their solutions. The public safety software has evolved to be more “map centric” offering officers on patrol, dispatchers, investigators, and fire/EMS teams unprecedented access to vital information. There is a broad range of valuable location information that can be accessed through a centralized GIS database which creates a complete emergency response solution which combines historical data from a records management system with feature-rich maps that are accessible in real-time through Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) software.
Main Term(s): Geographic information systems (GIS)
Index Term(s): Computer software; Information Systems and Technology; Police information systems
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