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How Google Earth Leveled the Playing Field

November 13, 2012 |

About This Event

Sharing homeland security information within state government, even between departments, can be tricky due to the information’s sensitive and proprietary nature.  Agencies fear that sensitive data, such as the locations of critical infrastructure, will leak.  In the state of Alabama, the need to share this data was vital to the safety of its citizens.  Virtual Alabama was created in 2005, and uses a 3D globe interface to retrieve images from a merged global imagery dataset.

Join Emergency Management, Virtual Alabama, and Google for an interactive webinar to learn more about how Virtual Alabama was able to ensure “the right people had the right information at the right time”.

 At this live webinar, we will discuss:

  • How Virtual Alabama was able to provide a common operating picture needed by first responders to protect lives and safeguard citizens before, during and after a disaster.
  • How the program serves a wide user base of state and local officials at various levels of technological proficiency.
  • The way the program reduces technology gaps in economically challenged areas and levels the information “playing field” throughout the state.
  • How the program provides the ability to integrate and distribute proprietary data securely across the internet in real time
  • How Google Earth provides a secure platform that enables Virtual Alabama.
  • CLICK HERE for an example of this break-through technology.

Register Here!


Dave Roberts
Sr. Program Manager
Technology Center
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)


Maury Mitchell
Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center

Jennifer Montano
Enterprise Geospatial Manager


Ashley Whalen

Registration Coordinator, Emergency Management
800-940-6039 ext. 1448  |   awhalen@emergencymgmt.com

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