Ryan Lanclos

Ryan Lanclos is the Director of Public Safety Solutions at Esri where he is responsible for strategic initiatives across public safety and national security. He serves as Esri’s subject matter expert on GIS for emergency management and humanitarian response, and he leads Esri’s Disaster Response Program (DRP) that provides 24x7 GIS support to organizations during disasters. Previously Ryan served as Missouri’s first state geographic information officer (GIO) and GIS advisor for the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisory Council, and participated as an innovation team and expert group member for the United Nations on various initiatives. He most recently served as the director of state and local government at the nonprofit National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation.

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How Drone Imagery Helps Texas 9-1-1 Agency Stay Crisis-Ready Despite Growth

The 9-1-1 agency serving counties around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex uses drones to create an up-to-date map for accurate emergency routing.

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Lebanese Red Cross Use Location Intelligence to Deliver Aid and Build Trust

The Lebanese Red Cross use GIS to guide 1 million humanitarian aid actions per year, delivering context to build in-country capacity.

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US Border Patrol Finds New Ways to Rescue Stranded Migrants

The US Border Patrol’s Missing Migrant Program works to locate and assist lost migrants who face a harrowing journey in harsh conditions.

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Mapping the Needs of People Impacted by Deadly Tornadoes

Lee County, Alabama used GIS to gather the needs of individuals and deliver what was needed following a deadly tornado disaster.

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Authorities Map and Model Damage from Deadly Alabama Tornadoes

Federal agencies aided the response to devastating tornadoes in Lee County, Alabama, using maps and models to prioritize actions.

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Virginia’s Historic Steeplechase Horse Race Gets Real-Time GIS for Safety

Real-time GIS provided an important input to improve event security in a rural area to manage a big and complex event.

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Hawaii Volcano: Scientists, Emergency Responders Put Drones to Work

While drones have been used previously to map volcanoes, CRASAR’s fleet was the first to use them to officially aid disaster response.

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How San Antonio Beefed Up Security for NCAA Final Four

San Antonio deployed real-time location intelligence to combat fears and enhance public safety during the NCAA Final Four events.

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Toronto Police Use Maps and Apps to Strengthen Community-Based Policing

Mapping apps deliver targeted information to police officers in the field that improve their community connections.

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Real-time Map Helps Bergen Deliver a World-Class Cycling Race

Real-time awareness helped Bergen deliver a well-coordinated nine-day bicycle race, leading to a new public safety approach for all of Norway.

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Key West Collects Comprehensive Assessments After Hurricane Irma Hits

Data collection on a map allowed Key West to quickly, efficiently, and flexibly capture damage details even when communications were lost.

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Chicago Adds Real-time Awareness to Manage the Marathon

Connecting Chicago’s Emergency Operations Center to real-time runner locations on the course helps the Chicago Marathon run smoothly.

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