[gdal-dev] Re: Wildfire mapping

Chris 'Xenon' Hanson xenon at alphapixel.com
Tue Aug 16 09:25:49 EDT 2011

On 8/15/2011 10:35 PM, Mark Zaller (AerialFireTech) wrote:
> Hello, I'm pursuing a project to automatically map wildfires, and am looking for people
> who could contribute to this.
> I volunteer as an Air Attack pilot over wildfires, and have developed an in cockpit
> Augmented Reality system that allows us to work at night and over smoke. It combines 3D
> visualization of GIS (Geographic Information System) data along with live Infrared. I'd
> like to consider porting to Open Source/Linux and include auto-mapping of spotfires. Here
> is a proposal presentation about what NASA might
> fund: http://www.slideshare.net/mszaller/wildfire-ir-and-mapping
> Please write if you have experience with how GRASS, OSGeo, GDAL, or point me to where can
> find Open Source people who could help.

  I worked on a project like this for Churchill Navigation using their ARS Augmented
Reality GIS display:

  We hunted for artificial concealed hotspots using a FLIR infrared gimbal system in
Alberta last summer with good success.

  ARS is more aimed at law enforcement type usage, and I don't think they're pursuing the
wildfire mapping angle.

  I can answer any questions you might have.

> -Mark Zaller - TriGeo <http://www.trigeocorp.com/> - (408) 623-4303

Chris 'Xenon' Hanson, omo sanza lettere. Xenon at AlphaPixel.com http://www.alphapixel.com/
  Digital Imaging. OpenGL. Scene Graphs. GIS. GPS. Training. Consulting. Contracting.
    "There is no Truth. There is only Perception. To Perceive is to Exist." - Xen

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