[OSGeo-Discuss] Opportunity to help with radar image processing for US Midwest flood disaster response
julia.harrell at ncmail.net
Tue Jun 10 09:41:38 PDT 2008
Saw this post on an NCSU GIS Listserv this morning and thought I'd pass
it on. Some in the OSGEO community might have an interest in pitching in
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: request for help with flooding radar image processing
> Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2008 13:23:48 -0500
> From: Sam Batzli <sabatzli at wisc.edu>
> Reply-To: Sam Batzli <sabatzli at wisc.edu>
> Organization: University of Wisconsin - Madison
> The current Midwest flooding disaster in Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana,
> Michigan and elsewhere is prompting a need for remote sensing
> for extent and damage mapping. Current and persistent cloud cover is
> making optical sensors ineffective. By invoking the "International
> Charter" (that removes access barriers to military and foreign sources
> of imagery and data during emergencies) Wisconsin Emergency Management
> is requesting before/after radar and possibly high-resolution optical
> data of Southern Wisconsin. I believe Indiana emergency managers are
> doing the same for Indiana.
> I am seeking individuals with expertise in processing radar data for
> GIS applications that would be willing and able to help.
> If you would like to take a shot at processing the data to produce
> polygon (shapefile) or raster (GeoTIFF-like) output of inundated
> areas, let me know, and I will send you links to posted data sets
> if/when they become available.
> Right now I just need to know who can help.
> Thank you!
> (sorry for cross postings -- I'm blind copying several
> AmericaView, WisconsinView, and UW-Madison lists with this note)
> Dr. Sam Batzli, WisconsinView Director
> Environmental Remote Sensing
> Space Science & Engineering Center
> 1225 W Dayton ST, RM 1215
> University of Wisconsin - Madison
> Madison, WI 53706
> Voice 608-263-3126
> Fax 608-262-5974
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