Health & Safety

 

Train Wreck
On the west side of Indianapolis, more than 30 cars derailed when a train from Buffalo, NY, slammed into runaway cars from the rail yards…

To Catch a Killer
The Carmel Police and GIS Departments collaborated to put a killer behind bars…

Safety in Numbers
The Cities of Westfield and Noblesville were approached by their communities’ fire departments to create a map showing critical infrastructure…

Quick Look, Quick Response
When ten inches of rain fell on saturated Indiana soils, it flowed into streams already swollen from a wetter than normal spring….

Just the Facts
The City of South Bend Police Department has always kept records on all crimes that the department responds to…

Nine Minutes Too long
Because of explosive growth, Fishers fire stations could no longer meet the eight-minute response time required of emergency responders…

Perfect Retriever
The City of Evansville’s Animal Control Department needed a tool that allowed staff to easily locate where animal issues were in the community…

Powerful Safety
For Northeastern REMC, equipment inspections are critical to providing dependable electricity to more than 27,000 consumers…

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that cities, states, and towns make public areas accessible to everyone by installing aids like handrails, elevators, or parking spaces…

It’s Electrifyin’
When a power line goes down because of a man-made disaster, bad weather, or even a simple accident, one of the first things emergency managers need to know is, “Who do we call to fix this?”…

Customized Safety
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security needed to find a way to deliver statewide aerial photography to emergency managers in all 92 counties in a format that was usable and useful…

And While You’re Waiting
The City of Westfield fire hydrant dataset had duplicate, missing and non-GIS verified data that was updatedby means of handwritten notes on maps that came in from hydrant workers…

People You Can Count On
When an F3 tornado crashed through Vanderburgh and Warrick counties, the Indiana GIS community – public and private organizations alike – displayed remarkable volunteer spirit and corporate citizenship…

Dig a Little Safer
While many people are probably aware of Indiana’s “Holey Moley Call-Before-You-Dig” program, it only applies to utilities within the narrow corridors of public rights-of-way and easements…

Fewer Steps to Dance
Hamilton Southeastern Utilities wanted to integrate the services of GIS, Engineering, Survey and Inspection…

Protecting Children from Lead Poisoning
Childhood lead poisoning is a significant health and social concern for communities…

An Ounce of Prevention
Fort Wayne, Indiana is located at the convergence of the St. Joseph and St. Mary’s Rivers…

After the Tornados
After a series of tornados struck Indiana, GIS was used to track damage and make the…

Better Information, Better Communication, Better Emergency Response
Like most county governments, Allen County officials want to provide taxpayers the best services…

A Flood of Information
Being located on a floodplain affects a property’s insurance requirements, building guidelines, flood control options, property values, permitting constraints, and zoning…

Sharing the Glory
A coordinated effort by cities, towns, the County, and public safety officials led to a method of effectively and efficiently sharing critical address and street data between them all…

Speedy Recovery
Flooding causes more deaths and damage than any other weather-related phenomena, and three-quarters of all federally declared disasters…