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Fang Ren, Ph.D.

Committee Members

Douglas M. Flewelling, Ph.D.


The Redlands Fire Department wanted to use Geographic Information System (GIS) technology in their analysis processes, to improve and enhance their services. Thus, a web-based application was developed to satisfy their needs. The main goal of the application was to help incidents analysts in studying fire incidents. Four objectives were set to meet this goal. The first objective was to show different summary statistics using a dashboard design. The second objective was to add different network analysis functions to help it understand the nature of its coverage areas. The third objective was to visualize the incidents using different mapping techniques. The fourth objective was to allow the user to determine and analyze the incidents that had a long emergency response time. Using this application, the Redlands Fire Department can manage its resources, identify the needs of its stations, understand the road networks, visualize performance history, predict coverage capacity, determine the locations that have a high concentration of incidents, and improve its services. (2597 kB)
Incendia GIS (Poster)


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