TAG: emergency responders

Quantum Spatial lidar surveys provide volcano eruption insights

August 1, 2018By
Looking southwest towards Leilani Estates with Fissure 8 erupting in the background. (Image: Ron Chapple/GEO 1)

High-resolution lidar surveys help first responders, scientists and government agencies monitor Kilauea conditions and predict future lava flows. Independent geospatial data firm Quantum Spatial Inc. (QSI) has conducted high-resolution lidar surveys of areas surrounding the Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii. The emergency response effort was part of the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Rapid Response Imagery Products (RRIP) in support of the... read more

How GIS — and you — can aid in disaster response

January 10, 2018By

Whether you are on the helping end of a disaster aiding in rescue and recovery, or on the receiving end being aided, GIS is supercharging the rescue efforts. read more

Aeronyde to develop infrastructure for autonomous flying cars

December 20, 2017By

Aeronyde has received $4.7 million in seed financing to develop its end-to-end infrastructure for self-flying vehicles. Aeronyde is an aerial systems company aimed at enabling safe autonomous urban flight. The company is working to integrate artificial intelligence and augmented reality into a full-service system for the safe and secure operation of commercial drones. The investment was led by Korean electronics manufacturing giant... read more

Remote Geosystems UAV software free for hurricane work

September 12, 2017By

To assist with Hurricane Harvey and Irma emergency response and damage assessments efforts, Remote GeoSystems is donating LineVision software licenses to official agency, volunteer and non-profit drone operators. In addition to supporting a Texas A&M team responding to Harvey, LineVision is being pre-deployed to volunteers organized by Florida State University’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program to help with the Hurricane... read more

Skyline PhotoMesh 3D: On-the-fly models while flying

July 7, 2016By

During my tenure as the GIS manager for the Atlanta Regional Commission, I had the opportunity to work with many first responders, primarily police, fire and E911. I always promoted the capabilities of GIS to develop a common operational picture. However, most first responders were not interested in becoming GIS experts, especially with traditional GIS software and ortho imagery. They... read more