New Zealand Police were honoured at Locate15 for their real time mapping solutions based on Geomedia Smart Client. They won the 2014 Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Award (APSEA), Spatial Enablement category. Smart Client is used for geospatial intelligence led policing, by integrating data from New Zealand Police’s communications centres into real-time interactive maps, displaying information required by officers on and off field.
The award winning GeoMedia Smart Client solution – developed by Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure in collaboration with New Zealand Police Communications Centers Intelligence Unit (CCIU) – enables volumes of data to be accessed by the police anytime and anywhere. New Zealand Police CCIU was established in March 2012 to maximize the use of communication centers data within the police, particularly with a geospatial focus. Based at police national headquarters in Wellington and located within the Communications Centres Support Group, the CCIU supports a range of workgroups across the country at national and district levels.
This solution is a key planning and decision making tool for the New Zealand Police. The interactive maps provide the agency with real-time intelligence that heightens situational awareness. By mapping the current and historic events alike (reported by public and frontline police), the acency is able to plan for prevention and control of crime through field-force deployment, increased patrols etc. Emerging crime trends can also be identified, analysed, and controlled using this spatial solution.
“The New Zealand Police solution is breaking ground internationally as one of only a few national police mapping systems in the world operating in real time,” said Stephen Willson, New Zealand country manager, Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure.
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