Living in Central Texas and watching as Hurricane Harvey approaches the gulf coast line, I can’t help but regularly check the Boundless Exchange implementation of GIS mapping at Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH).
As of August 24 at 3:30PM Central time, most models show the storm tracking into Texas around Corpus Christi. Some models, however, show or have shown that the storm could track to the East and ultimately impact the Louisiana coastline, with 10+ inches of rain and floods extending significantly inland. DHH must be prepared to act should the worst happen, and in line with their mission to protect and promote public health.
So how does Boundless Exchange fit in that mission?
Boundless Exchange Maps For Operational Business Data
DHH uses Boundless Exchange maps for operational business data (i.e. facilities including hospitals and other institutions serving the public health) stored and managed in other business systems at DHH against weather data published by authoritative national weather services. The net result is a mission critical tool used for immediate access to real-time situational awareness intelligence that DHH stakeholders both rely and count on when they need it.
Boundless Exchange, if you aren’t already aware, is the premier open source tool for web-based collaboration that is both highly configurable and customizable to any use case. If you want to learn more about this or any other Boundless Exchange implementation, give us a call at 1-877-673-6436. We’d love to tell you about it.