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Web-based data delivery services in support of disaster-relief applications
Author(s): Brenda K. Jones; Ron R. Risty; Micheal Buswell
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Paper Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) EROS Data Center responds to emergencies on behalf of various government agencies for human-induced and natural disasters. This response consists of satellite tasking and acquisitions, satellite image registrations, disaster-extent maps analysis and creation, base image provision and support, web-based mapping services for product delivery, and post-disaster data archiving. The emergency response staff are on call at all times and have access to many commercial and government satellite and aerial photography tasking authorities. They have access to data processing and photographic laboratory services for off-hour priority requests. They work with agencies for preparedness planning, which includes provision of base imagery. These data may include digital elevation models, hydrographic models, base satellite images, vector data layers such as roads, aerial photographs, and other pre-disaster data. These layers are incorporated into a web-based browser and data delivery service that is accessible either to the general public or to select customers. As usage declines, the data are moved to a post-disaster near-line archive that is still accessible, but not in real time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5072, Technologies, Systems, and Architectures for Transnational Defense II, (8 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.487237
Show Author Affiliations
Brenda K. Jones, U.S. Geological Survey (United States)
Ron R. Risty, U.S. Geological Survey (United States)
Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Micheal Buswell, U.S. Geological Survey (United States)
SGT, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5072:
Technologies, Systems, and Architectures for Transnational Defense II
Mark K. Hamilton; Vince C. Boles, Editor(s)

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