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The apps team have released significant updates to the Collector for ArcGIS and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS applications today. Collector updates are available for download from Apple’s App Store and Google Play and the Operations Dashboard can be found inside … Continue reading
The Public Safety COP Template has recently been updated and is now based on the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex 2.5. This was a big update and there are many new and community widgets included in this release. The new widgets … Continue reading
A recently published CNN article talks about the importance of social media, with a focus onTwitter, for obtaining rapid situational awareness about events. The article includes a link to an Esri application for first responders which uses ArcGIS Online basemaps as the foundation for placing tweets and other social media sources in context.
Russ Johnson, Esri’s emergency response industry manager notes in the article: “The data is really unstructured — when you wrap it around a map suddenly you have a micro and a macro view. All of a sudden social media is a really relevant piece of data that can increase situational awareness.”
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