The UgoRound Geo Incident and Alert Platform has been developed to provide authorities with an all hazard warning and notification system. The system is designed to operate simultaneously in a centralized and decentralized capacity. This will allow local jurisdictions to manage community engagement, resilience building and then assist during an emergency and throughout the recovery process with easy to understand geographic information.
The platform allows you to send and post information to relatable geo locations, clearly depicted on a Map. People are far more likely to understand context when the location of the event or potential event is displayed.
Warning alerts, incident mapping and notifications are able to be listed on any website that represents the authoritative entity. This means people accessing your website via search or direct, can obtain up to date and dynamic information as it pertains to the area/location of concern.
One of the key advantages of the system is that it allows for both a Centralized and a Decentralized deployment configuration. The ability to decentralize Incident and Alert Mapping is aligned with the principle of subsidiarity. By enabling local authorities - their knowledge is best placed to manage local issues. This applies in the preparation for, management of, and the recovery efforts after an emergency. It complies with the recommendation to manage emergencies at the lowest possible level, as this allows information services to be tailored to the needs of the local community affected.
The UgoRound Geo Alerting system will complement existing methods such as Mass Media, Social Media and SMS broadcasts.