Decatur, AL – May 12, 2011 – 3-GIS, a GIS software development and services company is assisting the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency (JCEMA) with damage assessment data from the April 27 storms that devastated northern Alabama communities.
3-GIS mobilizes to assist Jefferson County map and organize damage assessment data from the field. As data is coming in from various sources, 3-GIS stood up their GIS system in Decatur, AL as an aggregation tool to populate Jefferson County EMA’s Emergency Operations Center. 3-GIS employees worked with JCEMA to push data into the system as quickly as it came in. The data going into the system creates actionable information coming out that is consumed by WebEOC and other organizations to begin understanding the spatial relationship of the impact as well as the degree of damage as spatially represented.
“3-GIS has been a good friend of JCEMA for many years. When the storm hit we knew we could count on them to put forth the effort we needed to expedite data into our GIS” said Allen Kniphfer, Jefferson County’s EMA Chief and Coordinator.
“The amount of damage this region has suffered is incredible. However, it is measurable and quantifiable and we are happy to utilize our personnel and suite of tools to assist JCEMA in creating a ‘starting point’ in which the county can utilize to assist those affected in rebuilding and gaining FEMA assistance.” said Tom Counts, President of 3-GIS, “The data from our system will be utilized by many county organizations to assist in assessing, recovering, and permitting for the rebuild of our local community.”
The work from 3-GIS and their partners is ongoing to continue to assist Jefferson County in their recovery effort.
About Jefferson County EMA
The role of the JCEMA, as the focus of the planning effort, is to develop and maintain an ongoing program of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The emergency management agency serves the chief executive by working with the departments of local governments and private sector organizations in the development of plans and capabilities responsive to those hazards which seriously threaten the county.
3-GIS delivers innovative thin-client web-based solutions to companies worldwide in the Utilities, Telecommunications and Emergency Management markets. 3-GIS offers Express Solution, an ArcGIS Server-based suite of thin-client asset management products and Command Center an Esri-enabled Operational Picture and Situational Awareness solution. 3-GIS proudly received the 2011 Esri Partner’s Choice Award & the 2011 Esri Private Web Application Award. More and more companies are finding 3-GIS’s cost effective powerful applications simple to deploy and easy to use.
For more information, visit www.3-GIS.com.