The EHCC used ArcGIS,[TM] a geospatial analysis program, to fuse the imagery and elevation data, pulled from the CIDNE database using WebTAS
, to create a tailored operational picture.
WebTAS is a flexible and powerful data access, query and analysis tool that is capable of running across an enterprise or within a client server environment.
Based on the WebTAS workshop information and the data-tracking mandates of PREA, the task force decided that WebTAS would be an appropriate system for the department.
Resources associated with this system included new servers, computers capable of running the new software at each of the 26 institutions, central office computers for analysts to fully use the capabilities of the WebTAS system, large screen computers to allow for situation and link analysis of sexual assaults, and minor consulting fees to develop a component of the WebTAS application specific to assault information (both sexual and nonsexual).
Before a PREA WebTAS database could be developed, the department needed a strategic plan, including data elements with operational definitions.
The WebTAS system is composed of five primary components.