Use of GIS in the Federal Emergency Management Information System (FEMIS)

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The Federal Emergency Management Information System (FEMIS) is a decision support system that integrates all phases of emergency management. FEMIS is designed to support the emergency manager in planning, coordination, response, training and exercise. FEMIS uses a classic client-server architecture. The FEMIS component modules include a Human-Computer Interface (HCI), a relational database management system (RDBMS), an electronic mail system, a report generator, a project management system, a geographic information system (GIS), and hazard specific modeling and analysis tools. Of these systems, the RDBMS and the evacuation model reside on a UNIX platform while all the other software reside on networked ... continued below

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Tzemos, S. & Burnett, R.A. May 1, 1995.

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The Federal Emergency Management Information System (FEMIS) is a decision support system that integrates all phases of emergency management. FEMIS is designed to support the emergency manager in planning, coordination, response, training and exercise. FEMIS uses a classic client-server architecture. The FEMIS component modules include a Human-Computer Interface (HCI), a relational database management system (RDBMS), an electronic mail system, a report generator, a project management system, a geographic information system (GIS), and hazard specific modeling and analysis tools. Of these systems, the RDBMS and the evacuation model reside on a UNIX platform while all the other software reside on networked personal computer (PC) workstations. ArcView 2.0 is the GIS product used to support FEMIS at each PC workstation. ARC/INFO is loaded on the UNIX-based server and is used to prepare the spatial data. This paper describes the way GIS support for FEMIS was built using Avenue scripts and the inter-process communications available through ArcView 2.0. It also identifies the limitations encountered and the way the HCI was built to overcome them. The final product is a fully integrated responsive, user-oriented decision support system, capable of linking the planning, response, recovery, and mitigation phases of emergency management.

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  • 1995 ESRI user conference, Palm Springs, CA (United States), 22-26 May 1995

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  • Report No.: PNL-SA--26086
  • Report No.: CONF-9505242--1
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 89547
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc794795

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Tzemos, S. & Burnett, R.A. Use of GIS in the Federal Emergency Management Information System (FEMIS), article, May 1, 1995; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc794795/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.