Zonehaven: 2021 Year In Review

Zonehaven 2021 Year In Review

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Zone Coverage: Zonehaven zones currently cover 44% of California and 9.12% of Oregon. Expect higher percentages and additional states in early 2022!

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  • EVAC User Interface - The new UI is easier to use and more intuitive, which makes features easier to find.
  • Layers - Users can now turn on layers that show Red Flag Warnings, VIIRS and MODIS heat signatures, Critical Evacuation Facilities, Arrival Points, and fire perimeters.
  • Zone Splits - The ability to split Zones in the application allows for greater flexibility and ease of communication in both evacuation and repopulation efforts, and eliminates the need to rely on Zonehaven staff during a time-sensitive situation.
  • Zone-Specific URLs - When a Zone status is changed, there is now an associated URL that can be shared with the public that automatically centers the AWARE map on the affected Zone(s).
  • Simulations User Interface - The new simulations UI is easier to navigate and sets the feature up to support additional types of simulations in the future.
  • ZMS Portal - The self-service portal provides automated WMS and WFS feeds to county zones and the ability to download shapefiles.
  • Show Roles Feature - Users can now use the ‘Show all my roles’ button in their profile settings to see the roles and attributes associated with their account.
  • Measure Tool - Users now have the ability to measure the distance between points with the measure tool.
  • Customer Support Channels - Live chat and Slack provide users with additional ways to get support from Zonehaven. If you would like to be added to the EVAC Slack instance, please email support@zonehaven.com.

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  • Pre-Plan PDF User Interface - The UI of pre-plans was updated to allow for extra pages for a Zone if needed, and the number of Zones able to be included in a pre-plan book increased from 5 to 90.
  • Active Fires - The fire layer was improved to allow for filtering based on active incidents across the entire United States, now includes information from more sources, and provides information about a fire when the icon for the incident is clicked.
  • Fire Simulations - The accuracy of the fire modeling was improved, and users are now able to simulate a fire anywhere in the US.
  • Backend Infrastructure - Significant resiliency improvements were made to the backend infrastructure.
  • Launch Speed - EVAC’s launch speed improved 50%.
  • Temporary Evacuation Points and Links - TEPs and Links can now be made community visible.

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  • NEW Simulations - New hazards will be added to the Simulations module.
  • Increased Zone Coverage - Our coverage of preliminary Zones will be expanded across the entire continental United States.
  • Alerting - The ability to dispatch a Zone status change to multiple channels, including CWS and Social Media, will be incorporated into the application.
  • And a lot more. Stay tuned!

 

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  • Customer Support Channels - Live chat and Slack provide users with additional ways to get support from Zonehaven. To join the AWARE Slack instance, use this link: https://zonehaven.link/aware-slack.
  • Accessibility Adjustments - Powered by AccessiBe, users can now use the blue button with a person icon in the bottom right corner to adjust their accessibility settings.
  • Measure Tool - Users now have the ability to measure the distance between points with the measure tool.

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  • Mobile App - A mobile app for AWARE users that can also provide offline support and a more comprehensive user experience.
  • Website Redesign - The AWARE site will be completely redesigned to make it more user friendly and provide better continuity between the website and the new app.
  • Multi-Language Support - The ability to view information in multiple languages will be added to AWARE to provide evacuation support to a broader range of users.
  • And a lot more. Stay tuned!

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