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City of Sheboygan Wins APA Award Using Autodesk Emergency Response Solution
Application With Advanced CAD and GIS Integration Boosts City's Disaster Planning and Response Capabilities

WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) today extended its congratulations to the City of Sheboygan, a recent recipient of the American Planning Association's (APA) award for the Best Use of Technology to Plan for Natural Disaster Prevention or Recovery. The City of Sheboygan, Wis., uses integrated Autodesk emergency response solutions to help city planners and emergency responders plan for, respond to and manage critical events.

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Implemented in 2004, the Autodesk Crisis Command solution quickly became a critical tool for the City of Sheboygan's emergency preparation and response initiative. Sheboygan planning, fire and police departments now have the ability to visualize and interact with a single-screen view of multiple data sets, including photographs, aerial imagery, maps, demographic and property data. This capability provides a powerful advantage to coordinated rescue teams during both training scenarios and emergency situations.

Other key mission essential capabilities include:

  • Rapid access to accurate area and building information while responders are en route to emergencies;
  • The ability to leverage precision data for training simulations
  • Access to vital tools, including the National Emergency Response Guide.

"The City of Sheboygan recognized the benefits of an integrated emergency response program and made it a priority to establish their program early on," said Juliana Slye, Director, Autodesk Government. "The result of their efforts is an advanced program that delivers the integrated data needed by planners and responders to react quickly and effectively to all types of emergencies."

"The City of Sheboygan is extremely pleased to have been nominated and selected for the '2007 Best Use of Technology to Plan for Natural Disaster Prevention or Recovery Award,'" said Juan Perez, Mayor of Sheboygan. "The City commends our engineering department staff who have made it their goal to provide the citizens of Sheboygan with a safer, more efficient and proactive emergency response system. The Autodesk Emergency Response solution offers our emergency responders the capability to access building and asset location information during critical situations."

About Autodesk Government

Autodesk Government is a dedicated organization within Autodesk that has served the needs of federal and state/local government agencies for more than 20 years. Autodesk Government delivers software solutions that integrate geospatial, manufacturing, design and engineering data with other critical information to reduce the time it takes to make informed decisions. In roles that include emergency response management, physical infrastructure design and protection, mission rehearsal, simulation and training, and asset tracking, Autodesk Government is a trusted partner to help agencies ensure mission success.

NOTE: Autodesk is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.

Contact: Jennifer Tumminio, 202-828-9707

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