DisasterLAN 9.7 Makes GIS Analysis Easy

by | Nov 13, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 13, 2015 ” DisasterLAN (DLAN) 9.7 excels at providing more information about the current environment while users are out in the field. Included in the 9.7 release are new GIS based map identification tools, powerful data layer viewing tools for analyzing mappable information layer by layer, and new support for AERIS Weather layers that can provide high resolution maps of important weather information like temperature, wind, and radar.            




DLAN 9.7 map markup tools can be used to perform mobile analysis on the data underneath objects drawn on the map. Hand drawn shapes or buffers, plumes loaded from hazard models, and objects or polygons from any GIS layer can all be used as reference points to inspect what might be impacted as a result. Data retrieved by the identification tools is available in a number of different formats that can be shared with other users and systems. This advanced inspection of data allows field staff to quickly get an idea on what will be impacted while they are on the scene.


DLAN’s new mobile data layer viewer tool allows information provided by one layer to be used as the basis of analysis for information within another layer or service. Once the tool is visible on a map, simple controls give users access to all of the data contained within a layer. This layer information is then presented in an interactive manner allowing users to highlight individual objects in the layer, zoom directly to a set of objects in the layer list, and select the polygons and points contained within the list as a basis for analysis by DLAN’s identification tool.


Rounding out these GIS improvements, Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) is proud to announce a new weather analysis integration with AERIS Weather services. AERIS Weather is a leader in weather analysis and provides numerous ways to visualize weather impacts like extreme temperatures, weather advisories, high winds, tidal patterns, drought impacts, precipitation forecasts, high resolution radar, and other weather products.


About DisasterLAN: DLAN is a web-based incident management system designed for use in emergency operations centers to manage both planned events and disasters using ICS and NIMS standards.


About BCG: BCG is a global provider of Incident Management Software, Mass Notification Systems, Maritime Training Solutions, and Custom Hardware & Software Engineering.


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