Eagles wing foundation was pondered the current state of technology that was far from normal commercial and nonprofit organization. Pathfinder Task force by Scott Lewis (founder of Eagles wing foundation) played an important role in identifying the extent of worst oil spill in the history of Gulf of Mexico by British petroleum deep water horizon oil rig. Software cobbled from 3rd party with cellular telephones display spill data and other information on headquarter maps on real time. Best practice commendations awarded to task force. Lewis and four key employee decided to invest net revenue gained from Gulf of Mexico into new application offering clean interface to the functionalities. Free version and paid version of software of the application. Software deployed into two different topologies command and control and social. Lewis shifted the volunteer fire service to disaster relief in 1999. Pathfinder task force started due to the initial crises of EWF. PTF volunteer paratroop battalion parachuted into enemy territory to guide the initial invasion force and act as “trip of spear” from other incoming units. PTF has participated in Hurricane Floyd, charley, Frances, Jeanne, Katrina and also deployed for Haiti earthquake, BP oil spill, japan earthquake, Tsunami, Mississippi floods, Georgia tornadoes. The principle activity of PTF was cataloging the extend of each disaster and identifying individuals and situations requiring immediate action. Frequently went to door to door to filling out the damaged reports and checking for survivors. Since all are paper based because of the technology failure due to disaster, during the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, he handled 75,000 completed form to the incident commander and received a look of dismayed disbelief. So he went for the initial solution. Intital they involved in adapating commercial,mobile software developed for the purpose of managinf fleets of truck. The application has two components, a server (deployed on computer or laptop) and a client ( deployed on internet enabled cellular phone). Lewis modified the fleet application with 2007 patent pending module to upgrade the mobile application with feature such as 1. Send out rudimentary forms that could be filled in on the cell phone 2. Store form information and GPS position even when no cellular network was present. These features help to gather information on their client phone even when power and cellular service had been disrupted. Fleet application with photos and video are also added later. Vessels of opportunity as a part of BP oil spill, involved to sent a thounsand of fishermen to monitor for oil in the surface of the Gulf. These people were trained in the use of PTF phones and made thousand of observations. PTF data gathering were repeatly singled out as best practice. Exnibit2
They began to consider creating their own application from scratch with following feature from the extra funds accumulated from oil spill in excess of $500,000. * Work on many devices, including smart phones, tablets and PCs * Permit management from any device, not just from a server * Not entail the exclusive use of proprietary (and costly) mapping technologies such as ESRI, whose applications dominated FEMA and other agencies * Support overlapping organizational structures and social groups * Facilitate the coordination of networks of individuals organized around a mapping theme * Create matching and branching logic within the software to quickly merge personnel and assets in times of an emergency ramp up, while transposing this into day to day functionality * A new map based flavor of social media that could be their own or could be embedded with other social channels like Facebook.
The proposed feature of Eureka product involves below are not only their wish list and also additional enhancement. * Private “Silo” Concept
* User/Account Profile
* GPS Tracking & Social Networking