2022 SAG Award Winners

Government Centre for Security

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Project Goal

In 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic, Government Centre for Security in Poland created the GISCOVID-19 system, the platform which integrate epidemic data using ArcGIS family software. The system was designed for crisis management units involved in fighting against SARS-CoV-2. Its aims at, on the one hand, to provide support for decision-making processes at the central and voivodship levels and to provide the state services with the necessary data related to the epidemiological situation, and on the other hand, to provide the public with access to an up-to-date map of coronavirus infections and a map of areas with new safety rules or other useful information, e.g. on vaccination, published on the www.gov.pl website.
The system is constantly evolving according to the user's needs and will change its name to GIS National Security. The system will support other crisis areas, not only related to the pandemic.
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Business Problem Solved

The GISCOVID-19 system is an example of an successful implementation of Esri’s Disaster Response Program, where GIS technology support response efforts and disaster response expertise. The system was delivered very quickly, where Esri provided data, software, configurable applications, and technical support for emergency GIS operations. The GISCOVID-19 system helps better to understand the situation, make better decisions, and respond more effectively during a crisis.
The fighting with the COVID-19 epidemic crisis is one of the areas where the Government Center for Security plays a major in building the situational awareness and where the Geographic Information System has proved its suitability for not only spatial analysis.
The GIS system helps to increase situational awareness by mapping, monitoring and providing risk assessment, in order to achieve the following goals:
• create epidemic threat maps;
• create a map of the spread of the disease;
• identify sensitive areas;
• mo

Technology Implemented

ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8.1
Portal for ArcGIS
ArcGIS Dashboards
ArcGIS Web Appbuilder
ArcGIS Hub

Development Team Biography

Beata Janowczyk – Head of the Risk Assessment and Emergency Planning Unit in the Government Centre for Security in Poland. Her main areas of responsibility is risk assessment and civil emergency planning including creation The National Crisis Management Plan, The Report on Threats to National Security and implementation of NATO Crisis Response System Manual at the national level. She acts as National Focal Point of Poland for Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic she was responsible for creating the geoformation system for the crisis management system in Poland and she is directly in charge of this system development.
She has been working in the Government Centre for Security for over 10 years. Earlier she worked as a chief expert of flood protection in Ministry of the Environment and National Water Management Authority.