Saturday, July 5, 2003.
Front page article by Tracy Davis, "A Pair of Emergency Sirens Added
to Ann Arbor System," continued inside, with photos and map.
Excerpt from front page:
Thursday, July 19, 2003.
Sandra Arlinghaus already spent time working
with computer mapping and geographic information systems at work and in
her position as chairwoman of the Ann Arbor Planning Commission, so when
she heard the city was trying to figure out where to place new emergency
alert sirens, she put her skills to work.
The city's own GIS mappers and emergency directors
had sent staff out to gauge how well sirens could be heard in various parts
But Arlinghaus took it a step further: She
mapped the locations of Ann Arbor's existing 20 sirens, the approximate
areas where they could be heard and how well. The resulting map showed
overlaps and gaps that helped city emergency official determine where to
place two new ones this week.
Opinion Column, "Cheers and Jeers," on the Editorial Page, A8.
Cheers: Sandra Arlinghaus for going beyond her
duties as Ann Arbor Planning Commission cha[i]rwoman by mapping on computer
the location of Ann Arbor's 20 emergency sirens. Her work showed
city official where the sirens could not be heard and helped them establish
locations for two new sirens.