Researchers used VIEWS™ in the field after the 2004 South Asian Tsunami
Visualizing Impacts of Earthquakes with Satellites
with MCEER funding by ImageCat, Inc., VIEWS™ is a notebook-based system, which
integrates GPS-registered digital video footage, digital photographs and
observations with high-resolution satellite imagery collected before and
after a disaster. It operates in conjunction with a digital camera and digital
video recorder and can be deployed either from a moving vehicle or on foot
during a walking tour.
Virtual Reconnaissance System
The VRS interface allows users to see satellite images, GPS readings, georeferenced
video and photographic records on the desktop.
In order to integrate,
share, visualize and ultimately analyze post-disaster reconnaissance field
data collected using VIEWS, MCEER is developing a tandem internet-and desktop-based
virtual reconnaissance system named the VRS. The system provides researchers
with easy access to the satellite imagery, GPS readings and geo-referenced
video and photographic records.