Real Time Display of Information
COBRA has several tools that build a Common Operating Picture, allowing decision makers and first responders the ability to SEE, UNDERSTAND, and ACT on information coming in from a chaotic incident. The real time display of data in the map, dashboard, and other status tools allows for rapid dissemination of information, quick understanding of the situation as it unfolds, and the ability to make appropriate decisions.
The COBRA map tool allows users to view information in real-time in a visual display. Annotations, such as populations in a building, building damages, severe weather, weather alerts, designated areas of activity, personnel status, and the location of resources are displayed in an easy to understand mapping format. All users in the COBRA system have the ability to see information as it is added and can make changes to that information as needed.