ICMS: a suite of functionalities made-to-mease for Belgian users



ICMS gives access to numerous tools which will be used by the Belgian authorities as part of the emergency planning effort and in managing exercises - so before the occurrence of an acutal emergency situation;

and to a number of tools for real time crisis management.


The overviews below illustrate the most important functionalities.


Unique in ICMS is the transparency and ease for the user to use mutiple tools simultaneously and in an integrated manner.


ICMS will be used for

  • Events (e.g. music festivals or sporting events)
  • Exercises (as a working instrument or as a scenario builder)
  • Incidents (real emergency situations)










Collaborative secure platform with 24/7 availability.

Maximum data-linking via WMS, WMTS, WFS to existing national databases instead of local replication.

Accessible via traditional "pc" and mobile devices.


Reduandant hosting on multiple sites.

Encryption of all data storage and transmission.

Linking, combination or separation of data between various levels of authority or type of service for maximum secure sharing.

Web based for all common browsers.

Data-centres located in differente electrical black-out zones; and

Individualised access based on login and choice of language.


Quadri-lingual (NL-FR-DE-EN)

Posssbilities for integration of emergency planning and crisis management between authorities and private organisations.

Layout and interfaces adapted to both keyboard and touch screens (tablets and smartphones).

managed and secured in compliance with ISO/IEC-27001.

Full suite of instruments for emergency planning and exercises (pre-incident) en for crisis management (during).


Very extensive export tools.


Tertiary data-backup.

Implementation of Open Standards, EDXL, Inspire/Fedict standards.

Availability of help desk, training, e-learning tools, support for data management.









Modular training.

















Multidisciplinary logbook.

Interactive digital map.

Possibility to define multiple widget generated dashboards (screen layout) based on required application suite and user profile.

Storage of data about users, "contacts", …


Possibility to create multiple mono- and multidisciplinary logbooks with vertical information exchange within the various emergency services.

Basemap 1/10.000 via NGI/IGN Cartoweb, Open Street Map (OSM) & (backup) Google. (Maps & Ortho)

Integration of real-time data (e.g. meteo).

Extensive profiles with registration of work information, home information with data entry validation (correct formatting).

Option to mask sensitive data (e.g. casualty information).

Visualisation of facilities and infrastructure (schools, hospitals, rivers, ... so called POI (Points of Interest) from online database or via local ad hoc input.

Dynamic screen notification to inform users of recent changes.

Linking persons and organisations.

Data file linking (doc, photo, …) and geo-localisation per logbook entry.

Positioning of objects (points, symbols), lines and polygones (surface objects), circles, drawing rools (distance measuring ruler, ...).

Alert stage, plan declaration indicators.


Dynamic updating by means of automated interaction with actual data owner (via e-mail and links).


Notification of a logbook activation to concerned services (in supplement of the traditional legal alerting procedure).

Automated geo-positioning of uploaded photos, notes, …

'Ticker'' for sharing of urgent information.

8 levels of user authority.


Drag-and-drop of a logbook entry into a request manager.

Import of dispersion plumes (nuc, bio, chem, expl.).

Integration with e-forms for generic and specific SITREP generation and distribution.

Extensive search possibilities.

Merge or combination of logbooks in case of multiple simultaneous incidents (e.g. management on provincial level).

Import and export of objects and map layers (administrator).

Instrumenten om als gebruiker e-forms aan te maken.

Linking with external applications (e.g. data push to BE-Alert broadcast alerting tool).

Extensive filter and search capabilities.


Export to .csv.

Real time links for map sources and map layers (WMS and WFS).


Export to .csv.

Visualisation of logbooks based on geographical or functional authority with "sharing" tool.

Wind direction indicator.



Ad hoc logboeken for specific 'teams' (e.g. team_D5).

Possibility of visualisation out-of-ICMS (e.g. Google Earth)





Emergency Planning


Exercise Management




Management of key information about infrastructure / facilities, either as a risk or as an asset in crisis management.

[version 1]

Upload of static emergency plans.

National exercise calendar.


[AS OF version 2]

National theme catalogued digital library,

Management of national database with relevant response assets and commitment toolbox.


[AS OF version 2]

Integrated editor for general and specific emergency plans, action cards, ...

Creation of exercise cards with searchable information fields.


with central and decentralised management of documents, imagery and training materials.


Links with external infrastructure databases.

Dynamic links with and updating from persons and objects database and cartography.

Automated masking or disclosure of data based on calendar dates or user profiles.

Extensive capability for classification and retrieval.

Visualisation of facilities as digital map layer.


Development of shared templates.


Linking or creation of exercise documentation (scenario, participant lists, ...).


Intelligent queries or data combination either by search function or through map consultation.

System embedded approval process and tracking of emergency plan status and updating.

Linking or storage of assessment reports, action plan, with selective access.


Linking organisations and their facilities (buildings, sites, infrastructure, ...).

Links with external sources of digital intervention plans and other data sources.



Link integration of objects database with contacts database.


Possiblities for statistical analysis.


Export naar .csv.












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Commercial entities and other types of organisations can connect to the ICMS under certain condition

or can link with the ICMS platform via the COBRA software.

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