Emergency Communications Network (ECN) will be doing its first ever GIS Day celebration on Wednesday, November 20.
The first formal GIS Day took place in 1999 and was sponsored by the National Geographic Society, the American Association of Geographers and Esri, the industry leader in mapping. GIS Day was created as a way for people to learn about geography and the uses of geographic information systems. It provides an opportunity for users of GIS technology to showcase its real-world applications. ECN uses GIS technology to make a difference in our society.
The CodeRED mass notification system uses advanced GIS technology for its mapping interface powered by Esri. Many emergency communications competitors use Google maps or outsource their mapping, running the risk of having their clients try to launch a notification and the map becoming inaccessible due to maintenance. The CodeRED mapping interface does not put clients in jeopardy as it is up and running 24/7/365 with careful monitoring by ECN staff.