When a child goes missing, every second matters
The Child Abduction Response Team (CART) in the City of Oshkosh has a multi-jurisdictional response when a child goes missing. It has essential systems for tracking leads and mapping the Place Last Seen, which is used to set up roadblocks and medical stations, and organize search and rescue efforts.
The problem was that the mapping updates were being done manually by a GIS team. This manual process was taking valuable minutes away from deploying information. Worse, the maps could often not be updated quickly enough as events unfolded, so the information was often out of date when teams received it.
CART’s goal was to make everything happen as fast and accurately as possible so that crucial decisions could be made. They knew that they needed to automate their mapping process to make it faster and more accurate. Ideally, they wanted to enable decision-makers to see events happen in real-time.