Public Safety Technology: 5 Essential Takeaways

EagleView® recently released its Current Technology Trends in Public Safety eReport. The report explores the challenges emergency response personnel face and the public safety technology solutions that serve civilians and first responders alike. These issues affect law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, and E9-1-1 communicators as well as theRead More

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What Can Interior Mapping Do for These 5 Public Safety Professions?

The uses for interior mapping and three-dimensional models are vast within the public safety arena. Critical360®, the indoor mapping and 3D model solution from EagleView®, gives users a 360-degree panoramic view inside a structure. Critical360 users can annotate the maps and imagery to include room numbers, building names, and location informationRead More

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How One High School Is Using Critical360

Iroquois High School in Louisville, Kentucky, is working to better protect its students and help first responders in crisis situations. The school will be part of a pilot program to install the EagleView® Critical360® digital mapping system, which uses Pictometry® imagery. Critical360 gives first responders an idea of what they’re walkingRead More

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G-I-Yes: EagleView is Now on GISCafé

We are excited to announce that we now have a guest blog on GISCafé! GISCafé provides news and resources for the GIS industry, and we’re excited to lend our experts’ voices to this hub for professional and aspiring mapmakers all over the world. Our first entry, “Navigating Emergencies, Preventing Tragedies: Indoor MappingRead More

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5 Forward-Thinking Public Safety Solutions for the Holiday Season

This week, many Americans will do more than sit down to a nice meal with family. These savvy bargain hunters are making their lists, checking them twice, and gearing up for the holiday shopping season. Yet the long lines and large crowds at big box stores — even on ThanksgivingRead More

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Public Safety Is Going Mobile — Here’s Why

The world is going mobile, and Americans in particular expect more from their cellphones and tablets than they did in the past. Just last October, Pew Research reported that 68% of Americans now own smartphones. Smartphone ownership in some demographics skews even higher: 86% among Americans between ages 18 andRead More

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LiDAR 101: A Q&A with a Pictometry Expert

You may have heard of LiDAR, but how much do you really know about it? We asked our LiDAR & Surveying Manager Robert Stevenson to give us a crash course in this versatile technology. First off: what is LiDAR? LiDAR, which is short for Light Detection and Ranging, is aRead More

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7 GIS Solutions 9-1-1 Dispatch Centers Use Every Day

Like the first responders they communicate with, 9-1-1 dispatchers work extremely high-pressure jobs. Dispatchers have more to do than stay calm on the line with callers; they are also responsible for directing emergency personnel to the scene of an incident. Giving an incorrect address or omitting vital information about aRead More

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3 Times Indoor Mapping Can Benefit Public Safety Personnel

First responders face a number of challenges while on the job, and public safety officials are finding that technology holds the answers they need. In emergency situations, police, firefighters, and emergency medical services need to respond quickly. Therefore, advanced systems designed for dispatching and directing officers to the scene ofRead More

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Technology Aiding in Critical Situations for Schools

By: Scott Sherwood, VP, Government/Infrastructure Division   Technology seems to be everywhere, infiltrating all aspects of our day-to-day lives. And yet, in critical situations, our vulnerability is exposed and we lack the technology to be more responsive and make informed tactical decisions. Here we sit in the 21st century, andRead More

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