2021 SAG Award Winners


Project Goal

The Virtual Louisiana Hub site was created to serve as a common operational picture for Louisiana's emergency response community. It is intended to be used for daily operations, planning, and emergency response and recovery.
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Business Problem Solved

GOHSEP needed a way to rapidly host and share GIS applications for State, local, and Federal partners. Since many of the partners already use or are familiar with the ArcGIS online system, we were able to leverage groups and teams organize data and apps and facility security.

Technology Implemented

ArcGIS Online, Hub Premium, and Survey123, and ArcGIS Dashboards were primarily utilized for this project.

Development Team Biography

Austin Dixon serves as the WebEOC Administrator and member of the Crisis Action Team at the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). He has a lead role in GOHSEP's GIS responsibilities, including the development of dashboards, maps, and infographics in response to the Coronavirus public health emergency as well as planning improvements to present and future GIS services offered by GOHSEP.

Andy Venuto works as an Information Technology Management Consultant providing GIS support for GOHSEP, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), and other Louisiana State agencies. He helps to design and implement GIS solutions for the agencies he supports. He has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology and GIS.