About the Author
Susan Lindell Radke is founder and president of Berkeley Geo-Research Group, in Orinda, California. She has more than 25 years of experience designing and developing geographic information systems (GIS) projects, curriculum materials, database programs, computer network systems, environmental land plans, and geography education. Her GIS expertise includes the fields of primary place-based analysis, health and public safety, agricultural resource survey and land suitability analysis, homeland security, law enforcement, and economic development. In addition, Radke worked as a business manager for environmental consulting and communications companies developing and maintaining project and corporate management systems. Russ Johnson has served as the public safety and homeland security director for Esri since 1997. Prior to joining Esri, Johnson was chief of Fire and Emergency Operations for the San Bernardino National Forest. He also served on Federal Interagency Type I National Incident Management ICS teams in a variety of positions, including safety officer, operations chief, and incident commander responding to complex federal disasters throughout the United States and other countries. Jeff Baranyi is Esri's technical lead for the public safety market. Baranyi joined Esri in 2000 as a consultant in the Professional Services group. He has provided guidance and development support to a variety of different users, including emergency operations centers, data fusion centers, and customers at the local, state, and federal level.