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SCORMAP Gets High Marks

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This article describes the features and field testing of SCORMAP, a mapping software program that uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Computer Assisted Drawing (CAD) technologies to provide appropriate school security information to those who will respond to school emergencies.
SCORMAP can store any information school administrators determine they may need in the event of a school emergency. Information that might be stored in SCORMAP includes fire evacuation routes, severe weather holding areas, water and electrical shutoffs, air conditioning and heating shutoffs, breaker boxes, and fire extinguishers. The schools in Calhoun County, AL, are sites for the field testing of SCORMAP. Of the 20 schools in the system, Pleasant Valley Elementary School was chosen to be the initial testing site, because this small new school already had some of the necessary information digitized. Technology assistance is being provided by the National Institute of Justice's National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)-Southeast. In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Technology Center, NLECTC-Southeast has integrated CAD and GIS technologies so that SCORMAP can display multilevel areas of a building in a three-dimensional layout. Each room on each floor becomes a separate, identifiable unit that can be displayed on a computer screen. School mapping began in the fall of 2003.

Date Published: January 1, 2004