City of Casey’s mapping system challenge

Victoria’s City of Casey Council required a platform on which it could build an intuitive and easily used mapping system that would spatially locate vulnerable community groups within the municipality during times of emergency.

The solution

Using Pitney Bowes Business Insight’s AnySite Australia, and with a grant from Emergency Management Australia, Council was able to develop its Casey Alert Location Manager (CALM) system.

With more than 235,000 residents, the City of Casey is the largest and one of the fastest growing municipalities in Victoria.

It is therefore hardly surprising that the City of Casey has extensive emergency management recovery infrastructure.

In early 2008 that infrastructure was given a major boost with the formal launch of CALM.

The system was conceptually conceived in 2005 by a working party comprising staff from Casey’s Community Safety and IT Departments.

“The concept was to develop a computer based system that would enable us to identify specific locations where vulnerable community groups, facilities, and other service related infrastructure might be at risk during an emergency,” said City of Casey Team Leader Community Safety, Jem Belcher.

The idea almost immediately resulted in a groundswell of support, leading to a grant from Emergency Management Australia to fund development of the spatial mapping based system.

So in 2006, in partnership with Pitney Bowes Business Insight, the City of Casey set out to develop CALM using AnySite Australia.

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