Experts say detailed facility mapping and gunshot detection technology can help first responders react more effectively during a crisis.

Joe Hanson, regional director of sales and implementation for the Critical Response Group, discussed the organization’s “geo-spatial” mapping service yesterday during a Wisconsin Technology Council luncheon in Madison. By combining aerial imagery with a verified internal floor plan, these maps provide an up-to-date navigational tool for law enforcement and others during emergencies such as school shootings.

He explained this tool helps those in charge determine where resources and personnel should be deployed in the midst of chaotic situations.

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