A large mining house required an implementation of an online “Virtual Crisis Management Room” capability within MOSS. This facility is part of a broader initiative for Global Security department, which is concerned with managing geo-political, environmental, health and related risks across its global operations sites.
This particular VCMR capability provides a focal point for managing emerging and active crisis situations with sphere of operation. It provides the mechanism for mobilizing and managing crisis teams, coordinating activities and providing communication and visibility of these.
A dynamic SharePoint site collection was created and at its core was the GIS component. A Some features built into this control:
- All data driven off SharePoint lists for example.
- Adding a point on the map by clicking the location graphically and then forwarding and auto populating the lat/long info within the new item being created within SharePoint,
- Moving lists items update the lat/long data within the items
- Auto extents based on points added f so that no point data within a list will show full map, but two points within South Africa will auto render at the lowest level where these points are plotted
- Ability to move any points, and recalculating distances from other points
- Silverlight behaviours added to specific points which require attention i.e. vulnerability points pulse indefinitely, and are hidden if out of crisis
- Full screen ability with recalculation of extents
- Map tile loading progress bar
- Filtering of list data
- Image layer data via ArcGIS Server and base layer data via Bing
- Smooth mouse scrolling (both in-and-out) as an addition to click and zoom
- Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007
- SQL Server 2008
- IIS 7
- Silverlight 3.0
- Windows Communication Foundation
- Bing Maps
- ESRI Mapit 1.1.1
- Microsoft .net framework 3.5
- C# 3.0