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
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product offerings and specifications at any time without notice, and is not
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