Many Missions, One Solution

Building a Common Operating Picture with Maps

Building a shared common operating picture with multiple users is a difficult and time-consuming process. With COBRA Mapping you no longer need to worry about finding the right GIS tech to add the right information. Our COBRA Map gives users an easy and powerful tool for creating custom COP maps viewable by all users.

The COBRA Map allows for displaying different types of information such as residential and commercial facilities, decon zones, shelters, building damage, severe weather, designated areas of activity, personnel “status”, and real time resource locations.

Using the COBRA Map users in the COBRA system see information as it is added and make changes to that information as needed. Users add icons, sketches, points, lines, concentric circles, measurements, and polygons where it is needed and in real time.

Tools used for measuring distance and area; map snapshot; 30-degree evacuation zones; protective action distance circles in feet, yards, meters, kilometers, and miles help quickly determine where to move from.

Background map layers such as shapefiles, GeoJson, KML files, facility layers, and live geographic feeds are easily turned on and off in the system through a few button clicks.

BASE LAYERS

The COBRA Map Interface is a core component of our system, enabling the visualization of any data point that is associated with location information (latitude/longitude, MGRS coordinates, physical address, etc.). This information can be layered over a set of default base mapping resources, including Google™ (satellite, roads, or hybrid views), Open Street Maps, and ThinkGeo.

INFORMATION SHARING

COBRA’s maps can easily be exported into other tools such as Google Earth and Google Maps. COBRA Maps Automatically geo-tag all incident data in real time, integrate with other mapping and GIS applications and export data to Google Earth for information sharing with other agencies.

MAPPING TOOLS FOR VISUAL OVERVIEWS

COBRA mapping allows users and managers to quickly see and understand information in the system, anywhere, anytime.

  • Real time collaborative mapping and sketching capability
  • Incident based – shows locations of incidents, hazards, threats, forces
  • Include your custom data layers
  • Linked to field units for mobile reporting
  • Compatible with ESRI and Google Maps
  • Users can view their distance from incident for faster analysis of travel resources needs
  • Automatic geo-location analysis features can identify organizations that have shared response coverage
  • Google roads, Google Earth, Google Hybrid, ThinkGeo, Open street view, MGRS (Military Grid Reference System or users own base map layer
  • Administrators control access to information (View Only to Full Add/Edit Rights) allowing for greater control of data sharing

BACKGROUND MAP LAYER SUPPORT

The COBRA Background Map Layer Support tool gives customers the freedom to use GIS built maps inside COBRA.

  • GIS datasets COBRA supports include shapefiles (SHP), Keyhole Markup Language (KML), and GeoJson map files
  • Data layers are customized with custom coloring, thickness, opacity, icons, map categorizing, and data types

MAPPING THREATS FAST AND EFFECTIVELY 

Quickly assessing where a chemical plume will go or is currently located is key when knowing who to evacuate, when, and where. Using the COBRA Plume Manager incident commanders and hazmat personnel can quickly and easily determine evacuation zones and routes based on chemical type, explosive device, and nuclear yields.

The COBRA Plume Manager:

  • Uses Aloha, HPAC/JEM, SAFER, ERG, Explosive Standoff zones, and Nuclear Device Effects models to effectively generate plumes
  • Based on type of chemical spilled, spill size, time of day, and wind direction
  • Overlays plumes on a map allowing first responders to quickly assess and act

EXPLOSIVE EVACUATION ZONES

Using the COBRA Explosive Evacuation tool incident commanders who find a explosive device can quickly and easy determine how far is safe enough.

The COBRA Explosive Evacuation tool tracks

  • High explosive or propane gas
  • Explosive or vehicle size and type
  • 100% evacuation zones
  • Shelter in place zones

NUCLEAR DEVICE EFFECTS

Rogue nations, cold war era rhetoric, and terrorist seeking nuclear devices provides a backdrop of constant nuclear attack and fear. While nuclear events are rare it is still important for emergency planners to forecast nuclear attacks.

Using the COBRA Nuclear Device Effects tool planners have an effective way to generate nuclear blast information and forecast the nuclear effects on a community.

Although a number of factors, such as burst conditions, weather, terrain, and weapon design introduce uncertainties in assessing weapons effects, the data presented by the tool offers the best available approximations for purposes of orientation and protective planning.

RADIATION EXPOSURE CALCULATOR

The COBRA Radiation Exposure Calculator is a single dose rate measurement tool that tracks what the measured radiation dose rate would be for a specified location near the source of radiation. The tool allows radiation experts an easy to read and understand tool for calculating dose rates and stay times for first responders before they exceed the NRC/OSHA exposure standards.

CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND FACILITIES 

The COBRA andCritical Infrastructure and Facilities tool provides users the ability to add and store critical planning and response information for facility information.  Each facility record allows for locating the facility on a map, showing facility contact details, and attachments related to the facility such as floor plans and Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) reports for facilities storing hazmat.

Facility and critical infrastructure locations are displayable on a map allowing quick and easy determinations of vulnerable facilities that are close to an incident.

Evacuation Shelters

Facilities classified as evacuation shelters allow input of information relevant for shelter managers to access such as name of the facility, building manager, shelter manager, day and night shelter capacity for general, toddler, school age, elderly, handicapped, and pet population.

The shelter information card outlines general, day, and night capacities for general, toddler, preschool, elderly, and handicapped populations.  Pet population details are also available.

Facility parking and transport accessibility for vehicles, public transportation, and helicopter access is available.

Shelter information includes complete POC information, activation procedures, and supplementary information during activation

Tier II/Chemical Facility

Tier II/Chemical Facility Information includes the types of chemicals located in the facility, quantity stored, chemical type, MSDA, processing activities, accident scenarios, occupancy on site, impact on personnel and the environment, onsite emergency response capabilities (including fire, hazmat, rescue, medical, transportation) and extensive contact information for emergency.

The Tier II/Chemical Facility card allows org admins to add information about the Tier II/Chemical facilities available in their community. Information includes the types of chemical located in the facility, who to contact in an emergency, and other critical information for managing facilities with Tier 2 chemicals.

The Tier II/Chemical Facility card also provides information for the type of chemicals stored, quantity stored, chemical type, processing activities, accident scenarios, occupancy on site, impact on personnel and the environment, onsite emergency response capabilities (including fire, hazmat, rescue, medical, transportation) and extensive contact information for emergency POC, corporate contact, security, medical, fire, PIO, public safety liaison, etc.

Hospital Bed Capacity

The Hospital Bed capacity tool also provides a quick search tool for responders to search for a specific number of bed types within the incident location, allowing them to rapidly find enough beds that can handle the correct injury type closest to the incident’s location.

Hospital POC information for bed reservation, numbers for Mass Casualty Incident casualty reception including capacity for Adult ICU, Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU, General Surgery, Emergency Department, Standard Isolation, Negative Flow Isolation, Operating Rooms, and Burn Beds are also available.

The hospital bed capacity tool allows hospital administrators to update their hospital bed status on a 24-hour cycle. Additional facility information includes layout of the facility, lockdown procedures, parking and helicopter access.