Fire Fighters see as much of the field as Peyton Manning at Super Bowl 50

Feb 5, 2016 8:33:49 PM / by David Blankinship posted in Situational Awareness, Super Bowl, Special Event Planning, Digital Globe, Special Event GIS


Fire Fighters have as much information at their finger tips as Peyton Manning!

In a parking lot in the middle of Santa Clara, a group of professional look out over tablets and screens, review the effectiveness of their game plan, and plan the next move. and plan movements. No, this isn't Peyton Manning preparing for the Bronco's next possession. They are Fire Fighters and 1st Responders getting ready for a busy weekend around Santa Clara County during Super Bowl 50.
Leveraging a partnership developed while supporting wildfires across the nation, DigitalGlobe and Intterra have teamed up to deliver the latest satellite imagery directly to public safety and event managers so that they can plan and move resources in support of the many events occurring around Super Bowl 50.
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We're up and running at Super Bowl 50

Feb 5, 2016 3:39:15 PM / by David Blankinship posted in Pre-incident plans, Planning, Preplans, Mapping, Super Bowl, SB50


Life in the Super Bowl Command Post

It's been a fun week at work!  All the hard work of the past few months building up a Special Events app for Super Bowl 50 first responders has paid off. This week, we're helping them manage all the events and incidents that come with an event like SB50. 

Using whatever device they have (phone, tablet, laptop), a responder can not only see where all the 'routine' incidents and responders are in real time, they can see managed response decisions, see data about incidents, access geoanalytics to help allocate resources, and communicate via maps about the special events that are ongoing this week. 

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