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Title: GIS Technology in Eugene: Piecing Data Together to Secure the Olympic Team Trials
Journal: The Police Chief  Volume:76  Issue:6  Dated:June 2009  Pages:28,30,31
Author(s): Dave Cook; Stan Lenhart
Date Published: June 2009
Page Count: 3
Document: HTML
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article briefly describes how the Eugene, Oregon Police Department's (EPD's) enhanced geographic information system (GIS) aided in securing the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
Abstract: When EPD first implemented geographic information system (GIS) technology, it used the system's basic maps to show streets, police districts, and critical infrastructure. Later, the agency began looking at the use of industry-focused applications to more quickly and easily produce crime maps that integrated data maintained in separate databases. One of the EPD's greatest successes involved the use of a technology platform for providing security during the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track and Field. The trials required comprehensive security. The department's GIS helped it plan policing duties effectively, place equipment and security resources, and monitor events on the ground. By generating a map-based common operating picture, staff could respond to changing conditions on the fly. The EPD recognized that the GIS could help it deliver more accurate information faster to all of its officers, an ability that paid dividends during the Olympic trials. 1 figure
Main Term(s): Geographic information systems (GIS)
Index Term(s): Automation; Police effectiveness; Police information systems; Policing innovation; Science and Technology; Security systems
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