Geographic Information System (GIS) software and solutions provider Esri India has created a map to follow Cyclone Yass Live Path. The map is built with ArcGIS Online, Esri’s mapping and analytics system, and provides updates on the weather, wind speed, number of households and population in the area. The map is consolidating the information from various authoritative feeds and sources for an integrated view on the movement and impact of cyclone Yass.
In a disaster scenario like cyclone, Esri leverages its mapping technology to help masses, NGOs, civil societies and the government departments with scientifically generated and processed weather information and forecasts, with geographic reference. The GIS map provides early information like forecast position, forecast trend, observed track for cyclone, wind speed, watches, and warnings among others, that can be useful in mapping and risk preparedness. The cyclone Yass live path GIS map application would also help in early preparedness in terms of most affected areas, evacuation planning, shelters, and rehabilitation plans.
Agendra Kumar, Managing Director, Esri India, said, “The objective is to give a common view to relevant authorities, departments and social organizations in order to maximize reach-out to citizens so that there is timely action for the safety of life and property. The cyclone Yass live path map is specifically created to provide updates leveraging Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. This will help citizens and organizations involved to prepare and temporarily re-locate to lesser severe areas. At Esri India, our focus is to bring information together from different sources and share in a common GIS platform so that it can help reduce damages and facilitate a collaborative response in saving lives and property.”
Esri India closely works with governments, weather mapping agencies, Survey of India and other public and private institutions.