data maintenance and management services to municipal fire agencies.
Using GIS In Your Job
Using GIS in your Job
WTH has over 20 years of experience in providing GIS services for local law enforcement and public safety response.
Some benefits of using GIS in your Work:
- Better performance in responding to emergency events
- The ability to record events in real time and share this information with 911 dispatch, first responders and public officials.
- The ability to create preplans for schools, businesses, high-risk facilities.
- The ability to track vehicles while on patrol or responding to an event
WTH uses locally available Aerial Photography and the best local GIS data – WTH builds maps for Fire Departments that include the most accurate and currently available County and State aerial photography and local GIS layers rather than rely on generic national maps
Experienced 911 GIS technical support – WTH has a service support staff that averages nearly 20 years of GIS technical support. We know that fire departments operate 24/7 and operate under often stressful conditions. WTH is part of your team to maintain your GIS system at all times and under the worst of conditions.
GIS Software System Design – Each Fire Department has its own unique public safety priorities and the kinds of events that it must prepare for. WTH support staff can assist with the selection of the best mix of hardware and software. WTH can assist in developing relevant GIS layers and preplans and provide advice on integrating GIS software with computer and receiver hardware.
GIS Products and Services
GIS Products and Services
Some of the WTH GIS products that are used by Fire Departments include the following:
Think GIS User for 911 Response Mapping – Think GIS User allows for viewing maps on laptops in fire trucks and response vehicles and can receive and map 911 dispatch calls. The software can operate with or without an Internet connection, so your map is always working.
Think GIS Editor - Think GIS Editor has full mapping and editing capability and can be used for mapping fire hydrants, fire retention ponds, building pre-plan layouts, and fire stations and service districts.
ThinkGIS.com – ThinkGIS.com is a Cloud based version of Think GIS that allows for viewing GIS layers on any computer device that has an Internet connection including smart phones and tablets.
Event Manager – Event Manager is a WTH software product for the mapping emergency events in real time, and the communication of these dynamic maps with 911 Dispatch Centers, other first responders, and elected officials. There is also the option of displaying selected information on a public WebGIS Site.
Think AVL – Think AVL is Automatic Vehicle Location software that can track up to 300 vehicles of different types and display them on your Think GIS map. Fire Departments and other public safety responders can know where their vehicles are deployed at any given time and set notifications for speed limits and service area boundaries.