Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, announced the publishing of its latest book, Keeping People Safe: GIS for Public Safety, where several experts explore some of the ways communities are leveraging smart maps, online dashboards, and location data analysis tools to identify and mitigate risk.
The new book is a compilation of case studies and strategies from law enforcement, fire departments, rescue and emergency medical teams, and other agencies that manage complex conditions, threats, and hazards. Geographic data helps decision-makers develop a better understanding of their communities and policies that can best serve them. GIS integrates and analyzes these and a range of other relevant statistical information and organizes the data in dynamic maps and dashboards.
Keeping People Safe describes how spatial science shapes the work of dispatchers, first responders, and other organizations that need accurate data to find and efficiently travel to a destination quickly. In addition to its value for navigation, GIS technology is also used in urban planning and policy making, data-driven decision-making for commerce, and for greater awareness of changing conditions. The new book also includes a section that outlines how public safety agencies can get started with GIS, providing ideas, strategies, tools, and suggested actions that they can take to build location intelligence into decision-making and operational workflows.
Keeping People Safe: GIS for Public Safety is available in print (ISBN: 9781589486867, 158 pages, US$19.99) and as an ebook (ISBN: 9781589486874, US$19.99). Both editions can be obtained from most online retailers worldwide. Please visit esri.com/esripressorders for complete ordering options, or visit esri.com/distributors to contact your local Esri distributor. Interested retailers can contact Esri Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.