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Douglas M. Flewelling, Ph.D.

Committee Members

Ruijin Ma, Ph.D.


This paper presents the development of a customized mobile application for assets management in the field. During emergency incidents such as wildfires, equipment such as trailers and tents are often redeployed in various locations – some without the Internet. In addition, inventory management using word documents, spreadsheets, or schematic diagrams, results in ambiguous or inaccurate location and status recordings. A customized iOS mobile application was developed to allow field staff to update their equipment locations and statuses quickly and easily to a centralized geodatabase, by scanning a QR code on the equipment. This mobile capability could also be used offline. A dashboard application was configured to visualize equipment deployment locations with options to filter what was displayed. The limitations of the application were analyzed, and recommendations were suggested. Finally, the paper concludes by stating the future work possible, and the envisioned technology-enabled inventory management in the emergency disaster domain.

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