What is Exemplar City?
A Collaborative Forum of Cities Inspired to Build
Safe, Secure, Sustainable Communities
Exemplar City is a model that municipal governments can follow when faced with a wide variety of challenges such as:
responding to a local emergency or crisis
mitigating economic impacts
dealing with workforce skill or capacity issues
facing overwhelming infrastructure demands
Exemplar City, as a doctrine, is flexible, scalable and adaptable for use by stakeholders across the whole community and applicable for use in the geospatial, cybersecurity and energy sectors. The objective is to build safe, secure, and sustainable communities using an integrated location-enabled technology foundation.
As such, Exemplar City intends to test geospatial technology integration methods, create new best practices for governance of sharing geospatial information and build workflows for automated information dissemination through a series of pilot projects.
As a 501c3 non-profit organization, Exemplar City is committed to working in the best interest of all who seek to collaborate.
How Can I Get Involved?
Are you a municipal government dealing with or facing these challenges? Well, let's collaborate!
Exemplar City is a collaborative forum for cities to freely share information, best practices, and use case examples. These use case examples are flexible, scalable and adaptable enough for use by stakeholders across the whole community and applicable for use in the geospatial, cyber security and energy sectors. The objective is to build safe, secure, and more sustainable communities using an integrated location-enabled technology foundation.
In 2014, to initiate the Exemplar City model, members of GEOHuntsville's GEOINT and Responder working groups launched a rapid response for disaster regional pilot program known as "Blueprint for Safety".
Work is ongoing to discover, define, and test current data collection and technology integration methods surrounding disaster response and recovery. The working aims to demonstrate how existing and emerging technologies can enhance geospatial intelligence gathering through information sharing platforms to improve multi-jurisdictional rapid response and recovery.
Pilot programs such as "Blueprint for Safety" document the successes and lessons learned from each program. Each fully documented "use-case" is then available through the Exemplar City network for other municipalities to use, adopt and modify to fit their specific needs.
The idea is to bring the power of peer collaboration to the process through the Exemplar City forum, allowing communities to rapidly and effectively gain knowledge and insight from their peer cities.