One of the critical problems in disaster relief management is the lack of reliable data on basic needs on the ground after a major natural disaster. Disaster relief efforts must overcome serious logistical problems due to poor communication and unreliable information.
Gathering good quality data on the ground will make it possible to make informed decisions on where the highest priorities are. Better information on quantities of relief supplies needed, such as medicines, food, blankets, shelter and clothing will ensure that resources are used more efficiently where they are needed most.
The new Esri ArcGIS Online feature provides more efficient centralised data management. Remote syncronisation to other online back-end servers can also be implemented by advanced users.
A sample CyberTracker Application for Disaster Relief can be downloaded and modified for specific relief efforts.