Norcross (Georgia, USA) – ERDAS announces its participation at the Incident Management Summit, September 11-12, 2008 at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Vincent Dessard, Senior Vice President Business Development, ERDAS, will be a speaker discussing “Interoperability Provided by the OGC/ISO Standards.”
Impacting billions of people every year, traffic incidents have been identified by the United Nations and the World Health Organization as a major public health crisis, at the scale of AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. Producing carbon emissions, traffic jams and road accidents, traffic problems contribute to the greenhouse effect and negatively impact our environment. Moreover, traffic congestion restrains mobility and goods transportation, damaging the economy. To carry out the process of incident management efficiently, police, fire department, ambulance and emergency services need an infrastructure providing quick access to accurate and up-to-date spatial information.
A major gateway to Europe, the Netherlands is one of the world’s most densely populated countries, making road traffic a complex and crucial challenge. Organized by the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat), the Incident Management Summit identifies problems to initiate a European project for an interoperable traffic incident management system.
“An efficient incident management system must ensure access to the numerous involved stakeholders and meet the vital requirement of rapid information sharing and updating. OGC/ISO standards offer the interoperability platform allowing any third party to freely access critical incident and traffic management information, without any vendor dependency”, said Vincent Dessard. “As a Strategic Member of the OGC, ERDAS actively develops and promotes open standards-based geospatial interoperability, which are in line with the European Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) design principles of INSPIRE.”
For more information about the Incident Management Summit, please visit www.imsummit.org.
For more information about ERDAS or its products and services, please call +1 770 776 3400, toll free +1 866 GO ERDAS, or visit www.erdas.com.
ERDAS creates geospatial business systems that transform our earth’s data into business information, enabling individuals, businesses and public agencies to quickly access, manage, process, and share that information from anywhere. Using secure geospatial information, ERDAS solutions improve employee, customer and partner visibility to information, enabling them to respond faster and collaborate better. It also means better decision-making, increased productivity and new revenue streams. ERDAS is a part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden. For more information about ERDAS or its products and services, please call +1 770 776 3400, toll free +1 866 534 2286, or visit www.erdas.com.