Esri launches new GIS tool for personnel search and rescue

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Esri has announced the launch of a new website, MapSAR that provides GIS tools for personnel search and rescue (SAR). "The launch of the MapSAR website is the result of a community of search and rescue personnel linked together by their use of GIS," says Russ Johnson, global director of disaster response for Esri. It will enable easy establishment of protocols and workflows to carry out the mapping and planning functions within the incident command structure (ICS). Staff members will be able to apply GIS skills to effectively track search teams and assets for safety and operational efficiency.