There was a failure here. There was a failure in the information that we were relying on.
— Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose, Calif., in response to the flooding and subsequent evacuation of 14,000 people on February 21, 2017




The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly changing the way we see and experience the world. Exponential and virtually limitless growth exists as people, places, transportation, homes and infrastructure expand the number of data points available that both send and receive information.

As this expansion occurs, there is a need for actionable information and clarity to emerge from the raw data. Corporate and elected leaders need the right information at the right time with the right context. The data needs to automatically prompt a decision, rather than waiting for someone to determine one needs to be made.

Hurricane evacuation decisions, for example, are mostly based upon broad time windows of when tropical storm winds are predicted to reach a particular location. They do not take into account who lives in affected area, any unique features or requirements the community may have, or the resources available to effectively and efficiently carry out the evacuation mission.

Geospiza filters, relates, integrates, analyzes, and consolidates endless raw data into comprehensive consequence projections and clear pathways to action. We save lives and protect communities via the rapid translation of individual data points into actionable intelligence.




Today’s hefty, static planning documents require intensive front-end effort. Users must generate and input every original element and revision. The plans are rarely used effectively preparing for a disaster, and do not provide flexibility and dynamic adjustment for emerging conditions and progressive elaboration of the environment. They are rarely vetted or validated in realistic conditions and provide limited value. 

Geospiza allow users to create outcome-oriented plans that rapidly update and adjust to the current conditions. Our living plans incorporate historical precedence, threat and hazard modeling, known community information, and live event data. We then apply analytical parameters and adjustable consequence thresholds to generate recommended courses of action and event-specific interventions.




Geospiza provides actionable, intervention-oriented community vulnerability information. Using a functions-based perspective that identifies what people must do to stay safe and healthy in disaster rather than enumerating the individual characteristics that may or may not be associated with vulnerability, Geospiza tells emergency managers actionable information about who is most vulnerable to disaster, why, and how to reduce that vulnerability. Vulnerability information is presented via GIS-enabled graphical user interface that allows users to visualize vulnerability in terms of location, size, and density. The products are easy to drag and drop directly into THIRA, emergency operations plans, and exercise documents. 

Geospiza's products inform full-cycle emergency management activities from scenario development, plan drafting, mitigation strategy development, and response by customers across the nation, including in three of the nation’s major metropolitan areas.

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