TAG: disaster response

Intergeo preview: Photogrammetry heads for new markets

August 10, 2017By
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We’ve entered a new golden age for photogrammetry, powered by the ease of digitizing images and their ubiquitous availability. Photogrammetry is the science of making measurements from photographs. While science drives the process, business is driving a wealth of associated applications. “Photogrammetry is ahead of its time because everything is already fully digital in this discipline,” said Heinz-Jürgen Przybilla, professor... read more

A network in a box with GPS: Plum Case for challenging environments

October 6, 2016By
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If you are responding to a disaster that may have destroyed cell phone towers, and you have no power or otherwise limited connectivity, how will you work GIS data and imagery under these seemingly impossible conditions? Every map query, location shift, every zoom in/out requires a fresh query of the data from the server — precisely what you can no... read more

Esri’s disaster recovery tools at work in Louisiana, California

August 23, 2016By
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Esri technology has been in full force in Louisiana during both the search-and-rescue phase and cleanup and disaster recovery efforts following massive flooding in Baton Rouge. Esri’s ArcGis Online is providing a way to collect, monitor and report field activities to be sure all departments are on the same page using real time imagery, data and apps. In an emergency situation, location is a... read more

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Drones Dispatched to Nepal to Search for Survivors

April 28, 2015By

Aeryon Labs, GlobalMedic and Monadrone are working together to deploy three unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in Nepal to help locate earthquake survivors. The drones are outfitted with thermal cameras and the Aeryon HDZoom30 camera, which has an extended zoom, to look at targets from more than 1,000 feet away.  On Saturday, April 25, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal — the largest quake in 81... read more

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Airbus Releases Satellite Imagery of Nepal Earthquake

April 28, 2015By
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Following Nepal’s devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake on Saturday, Airbus Defence and Space has acquired Pléiades satellites imagery to support the International Charter and Copernicus Emergency Management Service. The data acquired will assist in assessing the damage and help rescue organizations in the delivery of humanitarian aid. The before and after Pléiades images over Kathmandu (full image can be downloaded here) show... read more

Alta Systems Balloon: Oblique Imagery Capture with a Light Footprint

June 5, 2014By
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Three weeks ago, GPS World / Geospatial Solutions held a webinar highlighting new technologies for imagery and data capture. The webinar had four presenters: Paul Smith of CycloMedia, Ted Ralston with Soft Power Solutions, Peter VanAmburgh from IIF Data, and John Ciampa CEO of Alta. You can view a YouTube video of the session. Because webinar time is limited, we... read more

Logistics, GIS and Disaster Response, Post-Sandy

November 30, 2012By
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An exercise in planning for months proves timely in light of Hurricane Sandy By Art Kalinski I was going to write about the increasing presence of social media at GEOINT 2012, but I’ll cover that next month since Hurricane Sandy made an exercise I attended last week more significant in its timeliness. The Disaster Response Integrative Logistics Exercise was a... read more

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Alabama Tornadoes: This Editor’s Personal Experience

May 9, 2011By
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Four years ago my wife and I moved to Lake Guntersville as our ultimate retirement location because it seemed to have ideal factors we were looking for — mountains, lakes, great fishing, mild weather, low taxes, low cost of living and genuinely nice people. This inland location had navigable water to the Gulf of Mexico and even to the Great... read more

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