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January 2020

Webinar: ArcGIS, and the ERAC Resource Locator and Incident Management Dashboard

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Join ERAC for a webinar on Thursday, January 30 at 11 am MT for an introduction to the ERAC Resource Locator and Incident Management Dashboard and learn the uses of ArcGIS during incidents and in emergency response planning. A demonstration of these tools will also take place during the webinar.

 

What is the ERAC Resource Locator?

The ERAC Resource Locator is a web mapping application available on ArcGIS Online, built with Esri’s Web AppBuilder software. The Locator allows you to view a wide range of emergency management resources available across Canada, providing you with phone numbers, addresses and other valuable information. The list of emergency resources is growing and ERAC will continue to update it to provide the best support available.

From an incident location set by the user the application will locate, within a desired search radius, all resources that could assist with the response. As well as providing contact information for equipment and personnel, the Locator lists each resource by proximity to the chosen location and provides distances, drive-times and directions.

You can easily integrate your own GIS datasets and leverage the ERAC Resource Locator to locate nearby resources. ERAC can also share its Incident Management Dashboard specific to each of its Plan Participants – another ArcGIS tool for viewing all communication and information in real-time that ERAC collects and maintains during incidents.

How Do I Access the ERAC Resource Locator?

If your organization already uses ArcGIS Online, this application is available for your use at no additional charge. Have your ArcGIS system administrator contact ERAC’s Geospatial Specialist Mike Wright (contact information below).

If your organization doesn’t have an ArcGIS Online subscription, ERAC is working with Esri Canada (the organization behind ArcGIS Online) to provide and manage accounts on behalf of Plan Participants seeking access to the ERAC Resource Locator. This will provide a more cost-effective way for your organization to access ERAC’s applications and content without having to pay for a new full subscription to ArcGIS Online.

If you would rather self-subscribe to ArcGIS Online, contact Esri Canada for more information.

For questions or comments about the Locator or ERAC’s plans to share additional content though ArcGIS Online, please contact ERAC’s Geospatial Specialist Mike Wright at mike.wright@erac.org or 587-349-5884.

 

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