Stevenage, Herts, UK. 16 February, 2010 – Digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software developer Cadcorp has announced the release of another application for GIS users in the fire service sector. The Cadcorp Incident Support Mapping System (ISMS) extends the range of applications available to fire services that are based on the Cadcorp SIS – Spatial Information System product suite. It has already been deployed at a number of UK fire services.
Cadcorp’s ISMS provides fire services with a stand-alone application to enable effective management of resources at major incidents through a simple and intuitive user interface. The system has been designed for ‘usability’; the straightforward, logical interface reduces the need for dedicated specialist users or complex training. The ISMS allows the user to rapidly establish the location of an incident using an in-built gazetteer. The precise locations of emergency services staff and resources can quickly be placed on a plan of the incident site to enable better decision making. Benefits already identified from its use include improved management of resources in attendance at an incident and the ability to quickly and easily position and update resources on site. The system provides rapid access to large-scale mapping and addressing information together with the capability to easily integrate other data overlays.
Chris Oakes, station manager of Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said, “The deployment of the new Incident Support Mapping application provided immediate benefits during a recent major fire at a chemical works. The process of ensuring the safety of nearby residents was greatly enhanced by our ability to use the NLPG (National Land and Property Gazetteer) dataset to provide the police with a list of specific premise addresses requiring evacuation. In addition, the facility to regularly save ‘snapshots’ of the developing incident plan and the ability to electronically distribute this data once the ICU (Incident Command Unit) returns to station will provide significant benefits. Immediate access to the data for debrief and/or investigation will provide cost savings and efficiency gains, both of great value to the service.”
“The Incident Support Mapping System is another application available to fire services and based on Cadcorp SIS”, said Mike O’Neil, managing director, Cadcorp. “We are very pleased that it is already making a positive difference in day to day fire fighting activities”.
More information on the Cadcorp Incident Support Mapping System can be found at :- http://www.cadcorp.com/pdf/BR-Fire%20Service_Incident%20Support.pdf
Established in 1991, Cadcorp is a leading developer and supplier of digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software, applications and associated services. Based in the UK, Cadcorp's sales, support, distribution and value-added reseller (VAR) network stretches worldwide.
The Cadcorp SIS® - Spatial Information System® product family is fully integrated digital mapping and GIS software that uses OGC certified compliant interfaces.
Cadcorp technical director Martin Daly is an OGC Gardels Medal holder for his contribution to the OGC, and was one of the original members of the OGC Architecture Board.
Cadcorp is an ISO9001:2000 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certified company, an Ordnance Survey Developer Partner and Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland Licensed Partner. Cadcorp SIS applications exist in local government, central government, emergency services, hydrospatial, insurance, oil & natural gas, mapping and surveying, commercial, utilities and many other markets.
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