Emergency and Disaster Management

When a disaster strikes, knowing what you need and how to find it can be the key factor that saves lives, resources, and critical infrastructure. Esri can help you with all phases of emergency management, from developing mitigation plans to managing limited resources and prioritizing recovery efforts once the dust settles.

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Man using GIS mapping software on smartphone at an earthquake disaster location

SUCCESS STORY

Eliminating Information Blind Spots

When a catastrophic earthquake occurs, Central United States Earthquake Consortium relies on GIS mapping software to understand the situation and coordinate response efforts. Critical information—such as damage assessments and evacuation zones—delivers a new level of intelligence when shared via real-time maps.

Planning

Better identify and prioritize potential threat levels and develop comprehensive plans for evacuations and containment.

Response

Intelligently dispatch first responders, optimize supply routes, and direct limited resources.

Situational Awareness

Visualize and share a real-time view of the situation with first responders and supporting agencies.

Recovery

Map damaged infrastructure, affected populations, and resources to more efficiently coordinate recovery efforts.

Specialized Apps

Incident briefing map using a preparedness app

Preparedness Apps

Map and model potential plans, determine their possible impacts, visualize critical vulnerabilities, and prepare for special events.

Find out more about our Preparedness apps
Flood impact summary map using a response app

Response Apps

Deliver situational awareness, engage with the public, and understand the impact of an event using focused applications and common tools.

Find out more about our Response apps
Health and safety report using a recovery app

Recovery Apps

Analyze resources, assess the aftermath of an event, and collect information in support of your community.

Find out more about our Recovery apps

Partners

Esri partners offer specialied solutions built on ArcGIS to solve your real-world challenges.