Photo: Providence, R.I.

Rhode Island Department of Public Safety Director Colonel Brendan Doherty and E 9-1-1 Associate Director Ray LaBelle today presented representatives of nearly 30 Rhode Island communities with new computer technology to help them more accurately plan for a variety of local emergencies.

"Pictometry access brings public safety technology to a higher level of service and excellence," noted Doherty.

The "Pictometry" software allows community leaders to access a digital library of images of a local landscape to see buildings, street lights, fire hydrants and other landmarks from both high-level and low-level angles. This is extremely important imagery technology for first responder missions, GIS mapping, and transportation and community planning.

Associate Director of E 9-1-1 Ray LaBelle said "Every community in Rhode Island will benefit from the multiple interfaces this technology will provide to them."


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