3D GIS in Support of Disaster Management

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3D GIS in Support of Disaster Management

Nashville Tennessee - March 3, 2020 Hurricane Relief

We worked with the amazing teams at WaldoAir Corp and the Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol to provide the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency with an accurate and actionable 3D model of the destruction left by the March 3, 2020 tornadoes. 

Click HERE to view the model and learn more.

Click HERE to view Case Study.

Hurricane Michael

Pilot Project (Dewberry)

Utilization of 3D imagery for debris management operations. This pilot study collected 3D imagery once per week for four successive weeks over Mexico Beach and other locations in Florida impacted by Hurricane Michael.

 

Disaster Management 

Pilot Project by Skyline

In the aftermath of natural disasters, the SkylineGlobe suite has been critical in providing the information, visualization and analysis tools that help emergency responders work faster and more efficiently to restore order, as well as keep the affected community well-informed of relief efforts and recovery progress

 

TerraExplorer for Desktop

Overlay a 3D map with unlimited layers of data creating a 3D high-resolution, geospatial environment that can be analyzed, edited, and shared.
 
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Disaster Airborne Imaging and Mapping 

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Disaster Relief Process

Open Projects

 

CaliforniaWeek1 Explore November 20, 2018

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Explore October 22, 2018

California Wildfire (November 2018)

In an effort to prioritize recovery efforts, aircrews conducted imagery flights of the affected areas with aircraft specially equipped with WaldoAir’s advanced aerial imaging systems. The high quality imagery collected was then processed using Skyline's Photomesh into 2D True Orthophotos and 3D models of the affected areas. This imagery was integrated with data from various government sources to create interactive maps that cut through the clutter, highlighting essential information including locations of active fires, burned areas susceptible to landslides and mudslides, locations of critical facilities and transportation routes, and locations of at-risk populations.

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Explore October 22, 2018

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Explore October 30, 2018

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Explore November 12, 2018

 

Hurricane Michael (October 2018)

In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, aircrews conducted multiple imagery flights of the affected areas during the first month with aircraft specially equipped with WaldoAir’s advanced aerial imaging systems. The high quality imagery collected was then processed using Skyline's Photomesh into 2D True Orthophotos and 3D models of the affected areas. This imagery was combined in Skyline's TerraExplorer Pro application with pre-disaster satellite imagery and precise data from Dewberry’s post-hurricane beach survey, enabling easy visualization, classification and analysis of the debris, evaluation of the storm’s impact on the surrounding beach and dunes, and more, thus dramatically speeding up vital damage assessment efforts.

Using TerraExplorer and 3 collections over the first month, the team was able to quickly monitor recovery progress, assess follow-up support, and reduce delays in assistance.

 

Hurricane Florence (September 2018)
 
In the wake of Hurricane Florence’s severe flooding of the Carolinas, aircrews conducted imagery flights of the affected areas with aircraft specially equipped with WaldoAir’s advanced aerial imaging systems. The high quality imagery collected was then processed using Skyline's Photomesh into 2D True Orthophotos and 3D models of the affected areas that vastly improved situational awareness by helping to identify critical flooding issues, assess damage to road, dam and bridge infrastructure and individual property, and manage debris.

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Explore September 19, 2018