APD Mobile Maps for Police Officers and Air Support
Track: Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
Authors: Steve Lawdis
Anaheim Police Department developed the 'APD Maps' for iPad and Desktop applications to increase overall situation awareness and tactical response to police incidents. Officers have relied on expensive paper maps/map books for years. Hindered by traditional maps, a custom offline/online mapping application was developed using the latest in agency GIS data. This has eliminated cost, produced a high return on GIS investment, and increased officer safety, efficiency, and awareness in the field.