GeoMOOSE - The Open Source - Common Operating Picture Software

Steve | EPC Updates | June 27, 2013

Yesterday's post pointed out there is a growing body of Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) that can be used for disaster preparedness and response. One such program is GeoMOOSE, which came into being in 2004 as a way for the City of St. Paul to visually monitor and keep track of its robust Public Works infrastructure. Released as Open Source software in 2006, it was subsequently used to create the nation's first local Common Operating Picture (COP) used during a National Special Security Event (NSSE) - the Republican National Convention in 2008. Capable of displaying 100's of layers of data and images as controlled and provided by the data owners in near real-time, it is currently in use by numerous units of state and local government, as well as some small businesses and national governments. [...]