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Image data integration and analysis for natural disaster decision support systems
Author(s): William E. Roper
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Paper Abstract

Natural disasters have a major impact, globally and within the United States causing injury and loss of life, as well as economic losses. To better address disaster response needs, a task force has been established to leverage technological capabilities to improve disaster response management. Web based geospatial analysis is one of these important capabilities. Samples of geospatial technologies applicable to disaster management are presented. These include 3D visualization, hyperspectral imagery, LIDAR, use of spectral libraries, digital multispectral video, radar imaging systems, photogeologic analysis and geographic information systems. An example scenario of a hurricane with landfall at Mobile, Alabama is used to demonstrate the interoperable use of web-based geospatial information to support decision support systems and assist public information communication.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4383, Geo-Spatial Image and Data Exploitation II, (1 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.428245
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William E. Roper, George Washington Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4383:
Geo-Spatial Image and Data Exploitation II
William E. Roper, Editor(s)

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