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Fire Monitoring and Assessment Platform (FireMAP): Development of a Geospatial Data Repository for Drone Imagery

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Databases and Information Systems

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Most wildlands in the US have evolved with fire and depend on periodic blazes for health and regeneration. The Fire Monitoring and Assessment Platform (FireMAP) provides a responsive, affordable and safe capability to monitor the severity of wildland fires. FireMAP is composed of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and software to process and geo-analyze imagery. After a fire has been extinguished, the UAS will fly over the affected area and acquire imagery, which will be georeferenced and mosaicked to create a composite image. The software then analyzes the imagery, identifying the extent as well as the severity of the burn.

The primary objective of the FireMAP Data Management Research is to identify the most efficient manner to store FireMAP data in the best chosen database. A major part of the project includes extensive analysis and processing of fire images taken by Unmanned Aircraft Systems, also known as drones. In addition, because reports are a key aspect of the FireMAP project, the research will also focus on allowing users the ability to query geospatial information for appropriate decision making and providing a user-friendly interface.

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Fire Monitoring and Assessment Platform (FireMAP): Development of a Geospatial Data Repository for Drone Imagery

Most wildlands in the US have evolved with fire and depend on periodic blazes for health and regeneration. The Fire Monitoring and Assessment Platform (FireMAP) provides a responsive, affordable and safe capability to monitor the severity of wildland fires. FireMAP is composed of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and software to process and geo-analyze imagery. After a fire has been extinguished, the UAS will fly over the affected area and acquire imagery, which will be georeferenced and mosaicked to create a composite image. The software then analyzes the imagery, identifying the extent as well as the severity of the burn.

The primary objective of the FireMAP Data Management Research is to identify the most efficient manner to store FireMAP data in the best chosen database. A major part of the project includes extensive analysis and processing of fire images taken by Unmanned Aircraft Systems, also known as drones. In addition, because reports are a key aspect of the FireMAP project, the research will also focus on allowing users the ability to query geospatial information for appropriate decision making and providing a user-friendly interface.